Voice is one of the main means of communication of the human being.
The celebration of World Voice Day aims to warn of the importance of the voice and the necessary care to preserve it. One of the precautions to be taken and in order to keep it healthy, is to drink throughout the day, at least about 6 to 8 glasses of water, thus keeping all the structures hydrated. Even when we make only one sound, the vocal cords vibrate intensely, hydration improves mucus production, contributing to the “lubrication” of this engine.
In addition to drinking water, there are other precautions to take:
Avoid exposing yourself to air conditioning for a long time
By removing moisture from the air, the device dries out the mucosa of the respiratory tract, requiring greater muscle effort, both to breathe and to speak. Those who spend longer periods in refrigerated environments should increase their water intake.
The nicotine released by cigarette smoke is deposited directly on the vocal cords, causing it to swell. In the long run, the voice thickens and loses its potency.
Beware of alcohol
In excess, alcohol produces an anesthetic and relaxation effect that hinders the monitoring of the volume of the voice and the joint, increasing vocal effort.
Find moments of silence
After talking a lot, rest your voice for 15 to 30 minutes. The muscles that move the vocal cords also suffer from fatigue.
‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’
The fruit has an astringent effect – it dilutes and clears the secretions from the mouth and throat. When chewing it, the articulating muscles are also exercised.