Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Health Tips from Dr. Pomfret

Dr. Pomfret suggested I pass along these health tips for the UAB singers:

Health Tips for Performing Singers
  • Sleep – 8 hours for top form
  • Diet – eat healthy and take a vitamin/mineral supplement
  • Exercise – 30 min. per day
  • Water – 8 glasses per day (64 oz.)
  • Practice – daily warm-up plus repertoire
  • Avoid drying agents: caffeine, alcohol, antihistamine, decongestants
  • Avoid anti-clotting agents: aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.
  • (Tylenol is okay)

Fighting the Common Cold
  • Rest is the only cure
  • Zinc (ZiCam or Cold-eeze) reduces severity of viral infections
  • Fluids – keep up intake
  • Mucinex and Guaifenesin keep thick mucus flowing
  • Conserve the voice by reducing range, volume, and talking
  • Hand-washing/hand sanitizer will prevent spread of germs

Thanks Dr. Pomfret! We are glad you are here.


Anonymous said...

Those are some good tips...

Unforunately for both of us...

Starbucks and Fancy Restaurants don't work well with them ^_^.


Anonymous said...

i love how everything she says to avoid i usually make a point of doing/taking before i leave my room every morning...


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