Do you realize you need to take of your voice? I'm a teacher, so I use my voice a lot. I realize how important it is to protect my voice. I have a friend who's a speech therapist, and she talks about "vocal hygiene." These are habits that help you take care of your voice, so it doesn't get strained. All of us need to take heed to make sure our voices stay strong and clear.
If you can avoid situations where there's a lot of background noise, you can usually avoid raising your voice to be heard. So, make sure those kids quiet down before you start addressing them. never Yell. Also, don't keep talking and talking and talking. Even out the amount of talking you do by listening more.
Get plenty of sleep. Rest your voice. make sure you have significant periods of time when you are silent. Be gentle on your vocal cords, so they're rested and ready to go when you need them. Periods of quiet can be really good for the soul anyway.
Drink at least eight glasses of water every day. This soothes your voice. It also helps you avoid clearing your throat a lot. It helps to prevent dry coughing too. Keep that throat moist and cool.
We've all heard people whose voices have been destroyed by smoking. You don't want to sound like that. Avoid smoking. Don't drink alcohol to excess. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and maintain a healthy weight. Don't get too stressed out. All of these things help you lead a high quality life with a high quality, healthy voice.
Listen to yourself. Make sure you use the right voice rate and pitch when you talk. Breathe from the abdomen. Use good posture. Speak from somewhere deep, don't speak from a tightened up throat. Listen to your voice, and adjust the pitch, volume, and quality as needed.
Did you notice that many of the suggestions for maintaining a healthy voice will maintain a healthy YOU? Think about maintaining your healthy voice, and by taking care of your voice, you'll take care of yourself all the way around.You'll sound lovely.
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