Cold and flu season comes around every year without fail. The weather gets colder and the germs spread. While your body may get over it, your voice could be damaged. It is important to take care of your voice when you rely on it for your career. Here are some tips for protecting your voice during cold and flu season.
Avoid Straining Your Voice
It is important to always avoid straining your voice. However, when you are sick it is a lot easier to do this. Make sure to give your voice a break when you are sick. Avoid singing and talking for extended periods. Be sure to also talk at a normal volume. This is one of the easiest ways you can protect your voice when you are sick. Try to also avoid loud settings. Many people strain their voices trying to talk over loud cars or people without realizing it and cause damage.
Eat Healthy and Exercise
Many people do not exercise or eat healthy as often when the weather gets colder and during the holidays. It is important to stay on top of your physical health. Staying fit will give your body and your voice a better chance of avoiding sickness.
Drink Plenty of Water
One of the best ways to keep sickness out of your body is to drink plenty of water. If you do happen to get sick, drinking water will help prevent your throat from getting dry. It is important to also remember to stay away from ice-cold water, caffeine, and alcohol. Ice cold water will not be as soothing for your throat. Caffeine and alcohol are even worse. They will dry your throat out and cause other problems that may affect your voice as well. Another way to soothe your voice is with steam. Many people keep humidifiers in their rooms when they are sick to prevent a scratchy throat. Our Clear Voice Spray is also a great way to keep your voice lubricated when it is feeling dry.
Make Sure to Rest
Getting enough sleep is vital for staying healthy. Your body needs sleep to have enough energy to function properly. Make time to rest after a busy day and unwind before going to bed. Be sure to also rest your voice often. Especially when you are sick.
Protecting your voice during cold and flu season is no easy task. However, it is possible. If you want to keep your voice healthy and avoid damage it is important to take care of yourself.