What your poo can tell you about your health.
Today we are talking poop! It's not the sexiest of topics but nonetheless a very important one and the authors over at Precision Nutrition put the info into a nice infographic that is easy to understand so I will let them take it over from here.
There's a dirty little secret weapon that can tell you A LOT about your health and wellbeing.In fact, the most dedicated health and fitness experts use it to gauge whether their habits (or their clients' habits) are working.What is it? It's poop health.Yep, that's right. It really pays to "turn around and look down".
You see, your bowel movements can tell you how well (or not well) your eating and lifestyle habits are working for you. Great poo? Great life! But "problem poo" could signal underlying health issues.
Indeed, many factors can affect your digestive health. Things like... * aging, * nutrient deficiencies, * travel, * stress, * too much (or too little) exercise, * lots of other things. Furthermore, your digestive health has a HUGE impact on your overall health. So, if you find yourself feeling "meh"... ...if workouts are a slog... ...if meals leave you feeling undernourished or overfull... ...or if you're having trouble reaching your fat-loss and/or muscle building goals... ...truth is, your POO can give you a big CLUE about the real, underlying problem. Check out this infographic below and see if you relate to any of these issues. Read the causes behind them.
And most importantly, learn HOW you can fix them.