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7 Mistakes You May Be Making in the Bathroom

Bad habits you may have in the bathroom.
What new information about going to the bathroom could there possibly be? You've been doing it since forever it seems, and um, your'e a grown human who is pretty sure you've got it down. But just listen up. There are some bad bathroom habits that are definitely working against you. And while no one is asking you to delve deep into the depths of toilet 101 like you did as a child, there's just a few tweaks you may never have known you needed to make. Here are seven that you're probably guilty of.

1. Not peeing right after sex

Bad habits you may have in the bathroom.
By going pee post sex, you're lessening your chance of contracting a UTI. This is even more important to do if you're prone to getting this type of infection.

2. Cleaning too much

Bad habits you may have in the bathroom.
Yes, good hygiene is important, but over cleaning isn't doing you any favors. When you wipe (which should always be done from front to back to protect your vagina from fecal bacteria), you only need to do so until you feel clean and dry. Excessive wiping, and the use of scented wipes and cleansers screws with your vagina's natural environment, which can just make you more susceptible to infections.

3. Logging phone time

Bad habits you may have in the bathroom.
Despite how much science says you shouldn't have your phone in the bathroom, chances are you just can't help it. But, if you find that you're just sitting around on the toilet long after you've gone, then you're being bad to your bum. It puts excess pressure in places it shouldn't be which can result in hemorrhoids. And besides that, there's already an alarming amount of bacteria on your phone, so why add fecal matter to the mix? [bctt tweet="7 Mistakes You May Be Making in the Bathroom"]

4. Sitting instead of squatting

https://youtu.be/YbYWhdLO43Q Before toilets came to be, humans squatted, which is actually much more natural for the release of contents from the colon says Proctologist to President Jimmy Carter, Dr. Michael Freilich. It helps to reduce strain and pressure as well as release more toxins at once.

5. Opting out of hand washing

Bad habits you may have in the bathroom.
Want to avoid illnesses? Wash your hands to rid yourself of both your own bacteria as well as everyone else's. The CDC says it is one of the most important precautions to preventing the spread of disease.

6. Using a toilet seat cover

Bad habits you may have in the bathroom.
Skip the paper liners that you think are protecting your rear from the harms of the toilet. They don't help bacteria from making its way onto you. You can't even catch a disease from a toilet seat anyway.

7. You don't pay attention to the floor

Bad habits you may have in the bathroom.
ABC News says that your bathroom floor is actually dirtier than your toilet seat. And if you're in there with bare feet, you're allowing all sorts of bacteria onto your body.
Are you guilty of any of these? Source: Bustle [caption id="attachment_119727" align="alignleft" width="100"]@BodyRockTV @BodyRockTV[/caption] [caption id="attachment_119726" align="alignleft" width="100"]@BodyRockOfficial @BodyRockOfficial[/caption]

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