Flashback Friday: How Many Bowel Movements Should You Have & Should You Sit, Lean, or Squat?

published 3 months ago by Michael Greger M.D. FACLM

Most people have between 3 bowel movements a day and 3 a week, but normal doesn’t necessarily mean optimal. Squatting and leaning can help straighten the anorectal angle, but a healthy enough diet should make bowel movements effortless regardless of positioning.

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