At last week’s BSO discussion, the bass player said something that caught my attention: “We perform four nights a week. You have to take care of your body.”
I felt guilty when I heard this. During the end-of-semester deluge of performances, the first thing I cut out of my routine was exercise (followed by vacuuming, then laundry…*sigh*). I often ate on the go, and although I wasn’t eating fast food per se, I was hardly getting my fruits and veggies in.
Being a musician doesn’t have the physical demands of being an athlete, but it does require agility and stamina. I’ve known many musicians over the years who have suffered from tendinitis and other physical injuries. And as a singer, I also use my body as an instrument. I should treat it better.
Admission is the first step to recovery, right?