You’ve probably been told at one time or another that ‘you are what you eat.’

Being a musician is much like being an athlete. Just like an athlete, a musician needs to take care of his/her body to perform his or her best and to prevent injuries.
“Good nutrition is the foundation of a healthy brain and body. Eating the right foods can help keep our minds clear, quick, and sharp and can help fight off disease as we age. Diet affects brain chemistry, also, and it can positively influence your mood and behavior.” (

And don’t forget the importance of hydration. Make sure you are always getting adequate amounts of water, especially when you are performing.