Sit don’t squat!

September 29, 2020

Sit don’t squat!

Sit don’t squat!

Do you hover or squat over public toilets when peeing?

Many people have concerns about sitting on public toilets as they are worried about what germs may be left on the seat from other users. In 2013 MOJO Concepts did a survey of 655 Australian women and found that 50% hovered when using public toilets and 40% would only sit on a public toilet if it was covered with toilet paper or a toilet seat cover.

With current Covid concerns at the forefront of our minds we are all trying to touch public surfaces a lot less to reduce our exposure to germs, especially in public restrooms. This is understandable with the information medical experts have given us in relation to transmission and how to reduce our risk when out and about.

However, when it comes to peeing in public toilets, there are ways to do this safely whilst being able to sit down, which is extremely important to our bladder health.

Brianne Grogan is a women’s health physical therapist and explains why this is important:

“The problem with "hovering" over the toilet when urinating is that the muscles of your pelvic floor and pelvic girdle (your hip rotators, glutes, back and abs) are extremely tense. This pelvic girdle tension makes it difficult for urine to flow easily, often requiring you to push or "bear down" slightly to make the urine come out quickly.

You may also push to make the urine flow out faster, because it's hard work hovering above the toilet! Your thighs are burning, and you're thinking "let's just hurry this along." Frequent pushing/bearing down to urinate can contribute to pelvic organ prolapse.

Even if you don't push to urinate when "hovering," due to the tension in the pelvic floor and core muscles you may not fully empty your bladder. This can lead to incomplete emptying of the bladder which may ultimately cause increased frequency and urgency of urination, or in extreme cases, may even contribute to increase likelihood of bladder infections.”

So when it comes to using public toilets put an end to your hovering habits and sit down comfortably and relaxed. You can completely cover the seat with TUSHON 3Ply Toilet Seat Covers. Proudly an Australian invention and patented design, TUSHON provides complete coverage on any public toilet and is made from 3Ply toilet paper, making it 3x thicker than other brands and the best on the market! Plus, our handy pocket size TUSHON Hand and Surface Sanitiser Spray kills 99.9% of germs fast on your hands and the surfaces you frequently touch - perfect for cleaning public toilet seats, door handles and your hands once you're done!

So say good bye to hovering and hello to sitting down comfortably and relaxed on public toilets - TUSHON® has it covered®️!

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