Taking care of the voice is also a question of health and well-being, as stated by the National Institute for Safety and Health at Work in the materials published within the framework of the promotion of health in the workplace.
The voice is your main communication instrument and for many, its main work tool. Are you aware of how many professions are based on spoken communication?
The inappropriate use of the voice or inappropriate environments can cause discomfort and cause alterations that can seriously affect your quality of life.
How to take care of the voice?
- Learn to use your voice effortlessly to optimize vocal output.
- Breathe properly: the voice is air transformed into sound.
- Do not scream.
- Don’t compete with ambient noise.
- Rest your voice during the workday by taking breaks.
- Drink water from time to time while using your voice: it will help you keep your body hydrated and your voice will appreciate it -> How to drink water every day
- If you can, avoid air conditioning and cold drinks.
- Try to get enough sleep every day -> The 10 commandments to beat insomnia
- Avoid irritants, such as tobacco and alcohol.
Inform your company’s Prevention Service:
- If you get tired when you’ve been talking for a while.
- If you make more effort than necessary when you speak.
- If you identify an inappropriate environmental or organizational factor in your environment.
- If you have difficulties for others to hear you.
- If you feel that your voice worsens throughout the day or week.
- If you have a sore throat, clear your throat, cough or have a hoarse voice.