The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Health -

Peo­ple say you shouldn’t read on the toi­let?

It may be the only place you get any peace – but read­ing while on the loo is po­ten­tially bad for us. Phys­io­ther­a­pist Sammy Margo (sam­my­margo phys­io­ther­apy.com) ex­plains: ‘Like any mus­cle, the pelvic floor, which holds the pelvic or­gans in place, needs to be used cor­rectly. Any­thing that puts pres­sure on it – in­clud­ing adopt­ing a ‘void­ing’ po­si­tion for longer than needed – will cause weak­en­ing. Fo­cus on go­ing to the toi­let – not read­ing – and don’t spend more than ten min­utes hav­ing a bowel move­ment.’

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