Meghan McCall

Meghan McCall

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Water Intake

As a wise person once said, water is the elixir of life! But, it’s even more crucial for folks like singers, actors, or anyone who loves to talk… a lot. Why? Because our vocal cords are like delicate flowers that need to stay fresh and hydrated to bloom with lovely sounds. If they’re parched or grumpy, they can get damaged, causing a squeaky or raspy voice, or even some nasty nodules.

So, what’s the vocal cords’ happy juice? You guessed it! Water. 

Water is essential for lubrication of the vocal cords. Singing involves the movement of the vocal cords, and dehydration can cause them to become dry and irritated. Drinking water helps to keep the vocal cords hydrated and flexible, which improves the quality of the singer’s voice.

Water also helps to prevent vocal fatigue. Singing requires a lot of energy, and the muscles involved in producing sound can tire out quickly. Drinking water can help to prevent this by keeping the body hydrated and reducing the strain on the vocal cords.

Finally, water can help to reduce the risk of vocal injury. Singing can put a lot of strain on the vocal cords, and dehydration can make them more susceptible to injury. Drinking water helps to keep the vocal cords healthy, which can reduce the risk of damage and injury.

Experts agree that gulping down half your body weight in ounces of water a day is what you need to keep those pipes ready to make great sound. And, to keep the vocal cords extra happy, it’s best to avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can wreak havoc on hydration levels. Keep that voice box healthy, hydrated, and happy, and let the good sounds roll!

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