I somehow came across this article about The Ergonomics of the Toilet and never forgot it- “According to the creators of Nature’s Platform, the every day act of sitting on the toilet is not an ergonomically natural position and can lead to serious damage to the pelvic organs.”
The History of the Toilet Seat further promotes this concept stating that humans have relieved themselves by squatting for thousands of years. Conversely, the practice of sitting upright on a toilet seat did not occur until the middle of the 19th century. NaturesPlatform.com continues to delineate all the benefits of squatting and the repercussions of straining on a regular ol’ toilet.
Then again, they are trying to sell you this platform:
Too ugly? You could try a fancy one like this, but then you’d have to fully take your leg out of your pants every time you go.
Or perhaps a simple little footstep like this one from Lilipad is the perfect solution.
Orrrrr, you could do what a brain surgery patient I know did and wander into the woods to commune with nature. I’m just saying.. you can’t strain your head post-op..
ANYway no matter what you think of this info, I assure you, you won’t forget it!