Anthony F. Jahn, M.D.

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Dr. Jahn's Ten Tips for A Healthy Voice

1. Speak like you sing, with good technique
2. Stay hydrated. Drink 8 right ounce glasses of water every day. Two glasses of water with each meal and one glass between meals (2+1+2+1+2)
3. Know your body. When you are ill, donít force the voice
4. If it hurts to sing, stop and reassess. Youíre doing something wrong
5. Avoid noisy places if you can. Even if you are not speaking, your throat tenses reflexively
6. Eat small amounts of healthy food frequently for an optimal diet
7. Identify, and deal with, harmful stressors in your life.
8. Address muscle tension anywhere in your body, It can heighten tension in your vocal tract.
9. Exercise and stretch regularly
10. Be aware of your medications (prescription, OTC and supplements), including possible effects on the voice.
Remember, A healthy voice comes from a healthy body and a healthy mind