Can a toilet really help with health and wellbeing?

It may seem odd that such a simple and integral part of any home, public place or organisation can actually offer such benefits but it can.

There are many studies and research papers that suggest just this. The primary aim of the SLANTY is to be a functional toilet, but in addition to its functionality, each product in the SLANTY range has a cleverly engineered gradient slope between 8 – 13 degree to form a ‘slant’.

The ‘slant’ naturally and subconsciously deters users from sitting on the toilet for prolonged and often unnecessary lengths of time. There is an increase, particularly among men, who use the toilet as a place to sit and relax and use mobile phones but unknown to most users this is actually an unhealthy habit that can lead to painful haemorrhoids and weakening of pelvic muscles.

When users sit on the toilet, the muscles in the area relax and this is when the health issues begin.

By introducing SLANTY into the home, the workplace and public places – users are  likely to spend less time on the toilet. In the long-term this will reduce the likelihood of you developing painful haemorrhoids and weakening of the Pelvis. The cleverly  engineered gradient slope of the toilet promotes the engagement of upper leg muscles, including Rectus Femorus, Vestus Lateralis, Vastus Medialus, and lower leg muscles, namely Gastrocnemius & Soleus. This also helps in reduction of musculoskeletan disorder.

When it comes to public restrooms, the less time on the toilet also means the less time spent in queues – this is a huge importance to the travel industries such as airports, railway stations, theatres, hospitality and many more.

Just think of all that time you could be saving whilst not sat on the loo…

Taking your phone to the restroom could pass on fecal particles, spreading Coronavirus, E. coli and other deadly viruses.

We check our phones at least 47 times average a day and according to a United Nations’ telecommunications agency, which keeps track of the rise and fall of various kinds of communications technology, cell phones have become the most-handled device in daily life.

And this often means whilst on the toilet! In fact, the average cell phone can carry up to 10 times as many bacteria as a toilet seat. The average student has 17,000 bacterial geneson their phone*

YouGov states that “most Britons use their phone on the toilet” and go on to state that:

“A majority of 18 to 29 year old men (61%) say they use their phone on the throne every time, or most times, as do 44% of women of the same age. Overall, 86% of men and 84% of women under 30 say they do it to some extent.”

SLANTY® toilets naturally reduce the time spent on the toilet thanks to its gentle slope and therefore deters people from using their phones, sending emails, texting anodising social media whilst on the toilet

Many people don’t realize how bad it can be to use your phone in the bathroom. Taking your phone to the restroom could pass on fecal particles and spread E. coli and other deadly viruses around the office, restaurant, theatre or home.

Latest Industry research also suggests that an average person spends around 25% greater time in work space lavatories then necessary. Some of due to telecommunication usage, such as texting, replying to emails and social media.

Estimated Average cost to industry per annum – £ 4.0 billion

Emily Martin, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, revealed that we should be more concerned about our habits. She said, “Taking a cell phone into the bathroom and then leaving with it is kind of like going in, not washing your hands and then coming back out. It’s the same level of concern.”

When kept in pockets, handbags and briefcases, they retain moisture and warmth, an ideal breeding ground for disease-causing germs, bacteria and viruses.

Each time you check your phone having used tin the bathroom and on the toilet, you could be spreading deadly germs from your hands to your screen. It’s not hard to imagine how germs can spread from the bathroom, or from a handshake with a colleague who has a cold, to your phone, and then, well, to you.