How to Stay Healthy for Musicians

Article by: Pattie Lin
VQS Advice Blog | Mindset Tools for Musicians


Learn how to do what you love to do for the rest of your life.

We are artists, creative and technical. We love to create, perform, and share it with the world. Your health is one of the most important assets that you can certainly have.

Here are our top 5 beneficial health tips for musicians!


1.  What’s the Secret to a Healthy Timetable?

Learn how to boost your energy!

Whether small gigs or big tours, It’s easy to overbook your schedule when you’re on the road. If you build time for sleep into your schedule, chances are you will get it.

A good night’s rest can give you tons of health benefits.

It has been proven to enhance physical and mental performance.


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2. What’s the Best Way to Refresh Your Body?

Learn how to stay hydrated.

Water is the most important substance for all of your bodily functions, and it’s easy to forget. Why risk straining your vocal cords or feeling cloudy from dehydration?

8-12 glasses of water can keep the doctor away.

Our bodies can probably push through it for a while but we’ll pay for it later. And by the way, caffeine and alcohol don’t count.


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3. What Should You Gift Yourself?

Invest in a rolling cart or small dolly.

Depending on your budget, you might be personally responsible for transporting your gear from venue to venue.

There are plenty out in the market ranging from $20-$100, or more. Anything you can use to make your life easier, do it. Make safety your priority when you’re out in world.

4. What Exercises Do You Need?

How will you change your life forever?

Dedicate 15 minutes each day to loosen your joints and muscles, from head to toe. When you perform, you are doing the same movements in the same positions over and over again.

Write this one on your morning schedule everyday. It’s important to relieve the tension in your body to prevent overused injuries.

5. Learn How to Boost Your Confidence

Embrace who you are as a person.

It’s normal to have nerves sometimes, and being detail-oriented can be what makes you an exceptional artist but when the time comes, let go!

Mental health is just as important as physical health.

Don’t overkill rehearsal and drain yourself. Trust your preparation and know that you are ready to shine!

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