Raise your hand if you like to sing? Me too!
I actually used to sing a lot of karaoke as I mention in “Karaoke, the new MUSIC Therapy”.
How about your vocal cords? Do you exercise them?
Sometimes, after singing for about 15 or 20 minutes, my vocal cords feel strained which prompted me to research about vocal cord care. I even get asthma once in awhile.
According to best health magazine stressing your voice on a regular basis can damage the vocal cords, leading to permanent hoarseness. Furthermore, when the rest of your body is stressed, your voice can suffer.
Your vocal cords are highly sensitive in order to produce the range of sounds they do, and extreme stress can have an instant, and sometimes prolonged, effect on them.
Here are 3 ways to care for your vocal cords and prevent voice problems, here are thee tips:
- Stay hydrated
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle
- Don’t overuse your voice
On Caricole.com she mentions 5 ways to stop shredding your vocal cords. One way is to study vocal & breathing techniques.
I found a fabulous video on youtube called Master Your Breath in 10 Minutes a Day, which you can watch below:
What’s your best tip for taking care of your vocal cords? Please leave a comment!