Cold weather coming can mean more stuffy, heated offices and homes for most of us. This can set you up for a dry throat. Here’s a post from a while back that can help keep your throat healthy.
Water is the magic elixir for your voice! Actually, any unsweetened, nonalcoholic fluid counts. Moisture in the form of mucus cushions the vocal folds (vocal cords) as they open and close for speech. It works much like oil in a car to protect this delicate tissue.
But the sad fact is, most of us pay more attention to watering our lawns and houseplants than we do our bodies. To calculate how much water to drink I use the ratio devised by the International Sportsmedicine Institute. Their formula has been used for over three decades. You need one-half ounce of water per pound of body weight. Simply divide your body weight by one-half to gauge your daily water needs. About.com: Nutrition offers a calculator that takes into account other factors when figuring out how much to drink. This is especially helpful if you live in a dry climate or have other factors that affect your hydration. These guidelines on healthy adults who exercise. If you have any medical conditions that might be affected by a potassium-sodium imbalance you should get your doctor’s advice on fluid consumption.
Drinking enough water is one of the easiest and best ways to keep your throat healthy. A healthy throat will give you the best voice so get yourself a stadium cup or water bottle and drink up.