Vocal Health

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