Treat your voice as though you were an athlete training for a marathon. You've got to warm up the vocal cords before singing or speaking, just as a dancer or runner would. This article by DukeHealth has some easy, simple suggestions.
Vocal misuse is using the voice in a way that causes it to be injured, such as yelling or loud talking. Read more at:
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From Beth Lawrence
If you're serious about singing then you've got to take care of your voice. Here are some healthy ways to do that!
Beth Lawrence, Award-winning singer, songwriter and author of "From Shower To Stage...7 Easy Steps for Singing Like A Pro!"