Health Fact: How often should you poop in a day? - South Arkansas Sun

Pooping is a necessity of life that one cannot ignore

Additionally, persistent changes in bowel habits or the nature of your excrement may indicate a medical ailment that has to be treated

Healthline suggests that anywhere between three bowel movements a day to three bowel movements a week can be normal for a person

Most people have a regular bowel pattern. Meaning, they go the same number of times every day and usually at a similar time

Bowel movement allows you to empty your waste from your body to make it function better. Several factors affect your bowel movements

Soluble and insoluble forms of whole grains, vegetables and fruits help your poop to stay consistent and should be an essential part of your diet

The older you get, the more likely that you will be constipated. Factors like reduced mobility, medications or gastric issues all affect your bowel movement in old age

If you have an active lifestyle, your bowel movement will be just right for your age

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