Fat or Fit?

Is your voice FAT or FIT?FatFit

What do I mean by that?

One of my finest teachers once told me that to sing you have to be like an athlete. She was right. Here’s why:

You use your muscles to sing and the more fit your entire body is, the more fit your voice will be. Extra fat on your body makes your heart and other organs have to work harder.

Strengthening your body builds the energy it takes to sing well.

Losing fat in the belly gives you greater control over your breath and your tone quality.

For instance, when you do the dog pant exercise, if you have 10+ extra pounds of fat on your belly, getting the diaphragm and abdominal muscles to work well for you is harder than without the fat. It is simply common sense.

More belly fat = Less belly muscle control

So I came across this lose-the-fat-belly program the other day that intrigued me because of how the husband and wife team have marketed it. And I liked what they were saying so much, I decided to mention it today in the hopes that those of you who struggle with weight loss might discover a system that can help you.

I make no guarantees for this product, but if I needed to lose belly fat, simply for the sake of my voice, I would certainly try it.  And if you do try it, write to me and let me know how it works for you so I can let other people know too!

Remember, your health directly affects the way you sing and extra fat on your body directly affects your health.

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  • michael white August 8, 2013, 2:25 pm

    i’m confused joy . what about great singers like pavarotti and demis roussos who were very fat .

    • Joy August 14, 2013, 8:13 am

      Hi Michael,

      Yes, this can be confusing. Here’s the thing to remember though. Fat can and usually does cause serious health issues which eventually impact a singer’s quality of life off the stage or out of the public eye. Pavarotti died at age 72…so young to be lost to the world except in recordings. I can only imagine how much more he could have given if he had known how to address the issues that caused all the excessive weight. And Roussos? We do not know how long his body will be able to handle the excess weight before his heart or pancreas or other organs simply say “no more!”

      There is much more to be said about this subject, but it truly does get into a singer’s wellness mindset. I have not written much about this yet, but perhaps you and other would like me to?

      Thanks for asking the important question that you asked!

      Sing well, be well,
      Joy

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