It’s easy to get carried away when you tour. The lights, sound, people, and hype. It takes you away and makes you forget about all your worries – including your health. Which, I hate to reiterate it but, is not really good for you.
See, I can’t count how many friends or colleagues I have lost due to failing health. A lot of them were good musicians who could’ve played a bit more if they kept themselves healthy. Still, I am no saint and I admit I have had my share of bad practices in the past. That’s why I wrote this piece for those musicians who are just starting their career and don’t want to end it anytime soon due to health problems.
I have compiled a number of tips on how you can stay healthy or at least not give your body any problems. Here’s the list.
- Don’t forget to eat – This is one thing that I can’t stress as much. Because of the demanding nature of a gig, a lot of musicians forget to eat. If they do, they don’t enough. For regular viewers, you might just see a couple of people playing with instruments but they are actually using up a lot of energy to keep up with the music. Eat up.
- Keep hydrated – You sweat when you play. The general idea is to always have a bottle or two of water close when you play. If you are in a fairly hot area, it’s a good idea to drink more than usual. You can also go for those energy drinks but water is the best out there.
- Keep alcohol consumption minimal – It’s OK to drink a couple of beers during a gig but filling up your liver to the brim every night is not good if you want to survive a long life. Just make sure you drink enough to make you happy but not too much that you forget what happened last night.
- Stay safe – Tours offer a lot of temptations in various forms. Make sure you keep safe at all times. Be smart. You can check out a North perth Physio if you feel like something is wrong.