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So last year, I wrote about “The Art of Pooping” and the importance of proper positioning on the toilet for optimal elimination. I got a lot of wise cracks (no pun intended) and jokes but then I heard back from people like “hey, this really works!”
As my friend Paul likes to say, I’m always talkin’ crap (I cleaned up his New York mouth a bit here). But it’s true, I’m a poop advocate because your digestive health is extremely important. If you're not eliminating each day, the waste and toxins are being reabsorbed into your body compromising your immune system. An occasional bout of constipation is normal when you travel or are under stress but if you find that it occurs frequently or you don’t eliminate completely each day, you should take it seriously.
In the previous “Art of Pooping” post, I raved about the Squatty Potty, which is a portable stool used to elevate the feet to put you in the perfect squat position. When you’re done, you slide it under your toilet until next time nature calls. Shortly after that post, I was contacted by the owner of Squatty Potty's competitor, EasyGoPro, to try her product.
To be honest, both products looked really similar to me online, but I figured I would give it a try. Boy am I glad I did! As soon as I took the EasyGoPro out of the box, I could tell there was a big difference. First of all, it’s a lot smaller than the Squatty Potty, which my husband loved right away since he found himself banging into the S.P. at least once a day. The second noticeable feature was the sleek and modern design which doesn’t stand out as much as the S.P. does. EasyGoPro even went as far as making their logo sticker removable for seamless design integration. Talk about details!
But does it work any better? Because a stool is a stool, right? It actually is A LOT better. The stool is taller and we both found it put us in a much better squatting position than the S.P. And since it’s not as wide, there’s no stumbling over it when you’re trying to finish your business ;)
We’ve had the EasyGoPro since Christmas and it now holds permanent residence in our personal bathroom while the S.P. is in the guest bathroom. Both products get the job done ,but the EasyGoPro definitely has the user experience down to a science.
The good people at EasyGoPro have agreed to give away one stool to one of you guys. Since one of the easiest ways to get your digestion moving in the morning is to drink a warm cup of water with some lemon, I want you to take a pledge to try it out for three mornings in a row. That's all. Comment below that you intend to take the challenge and you are automatically entered to win. I'll announce the winner next week. Good luck!