You're welcome. What are 5 simple ways to stay a healthy performer? Let me tell you....
1) Drink MORE Aqua. Since your body is approximately 80% water, it is pretty important that you stay hydrated. Here is a good indicator- check your pee. If it is a pale straw color, you are good to go. Ha! If not check, Cleveland Clinic's site to tell you what's up with your body. Seriously it is pretty interesting...
2) Add Super Foods to your diet. What the hell is super food anyway? Food that packs a nutritious punch with fewer calories. Here are some to take to rehearsal: blueberries, bananas, blackberries, cherries, greek yogurt, edamame, dark choco, humus and cukes/carrots. Want more options? Go Here.
3) Supplements. Some folks do vitamins, we do essential oils and Amazing Grass (more on that later...). Just do something consistently that gives you that extra ummph.
4) Warm up. I know we all know the RIGHT way to do it, but do we really do it every rehearsal? Every performance? We should. Get there early and just stretch it out a little. And try (I love this one for only $1.99...) Vocal Ease app to help with your vocal warm ups on your commute (in the car or in the elevator).
5) REST! Sleep already! Find a place to rest your mind, body and spirit. We give a lot, physically, emotionally, intellectually. Theatre folks are no joke, running and gunning all the time! Get out in nature and just sit. Binge watch Netflix in bed with your honey. Sleep late. Meditate. Do something that relaxes you. Turning this on here's a good start. Take care of yourself. You are the only you that we got.
I'm a southern gal with liberal politics who has worked my ass off and sacrificed a lot in order to be a working regional theatre actor. There are lots of working actors who are out here grinding without begin famous. And we consider that we have already MADE it. I really like to tell stories and solve the puzzle of the text. I LOVE untangling scripts and unlocking characters. I really give a damn about the planet and am an avid gardener. I love to get my hands dirty. I am completely fascinated by fellow journey(man) actors and how we survive and thrive. Ballin' on a budget, Baby. http://www.rachelburttram.com/