Have you ever used a squat toilet?
For many visitors to China, it may be the first time they encounter a squat toilet (esp. horribly dirty ones like this!!!).
While I try to avoid toilets like the above, there are a few cases of emergency where I HAD no choice but to hold my breath and let it go…
I have no problem with a squat toilet because I’d grew up with these toilets.
And you know what? Squatting is actually very good for you 🙂
If you want to do a squat, like the ones needed for the squat toilet will also strengthen your pelvic floor muscles (the muscles responsible for urine control i.e. prevent incontinence).
A birthing nurse also told me that you can do your Kegel exercises when you’re squatting.
After I had my baby boy, I suffered from slight incontinence when I laughed or sneezed too much but now, I realize that I do not have that problem anymore because I had to squat a lot to wash the bathroom or the kid’s stuff 🙂
If you’re looking for an exercise to tone your pelvic floor muscles, start doing deep squats, ladies!
30-day squat challenge
Watch this video to see the before and after effects of the 30-day squat challenge:
However, before you start doing 50 – 500 squats per day, take note that spot training exercises i.e. focusing on squats only will result in chunky thighs and knee problems.
Why not go for a whole body workout?
Watch this informative video by Abby Pollock who also shows you some effective weight training moves:
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