|Hydration refers to the amount of water in the body|
|The vocal folds must be well hydrated in order to function properly|
|Drink 7 to 9 glasses of water daily to stay well hydrated|
|When the body is dehydrated moisture in the larynx decreases.
When the voice is used, the vocal folds can become dry and irritated more
|Avoid dry, artificial interior climates. If you cannot avoid these,
drink more water|
|Caffeine and alcohol are diuretics that actually dehydrate the body.
Avoid excess amounts of these. If you do drink them, compensate by
drinking more water|