Mike Schwartz, aka The Rock Doctor, returns to discuss musicians' physical & mental health, and how that affects creativity, touring, and more.
How does physical health and diet, as well as mental health, affect musicians? And not just on tour, but also with their day-to-day creativity? To discuss this important topic, we welcome back Mike Schwartz, a.k.a. The Rock Doctor. He’s a musician-first health and wellness professional, educator, author and speaker. He wrote “The Musician’s Guide To Surviving The Rock Star Lifestyle” and created “The Music Fit Method”, and leads the Music Fit Collective. In this chat with CM Editor-in-Chief Mike Raine, Schwartz first tells the amusing story (he’s a pretty great storyteller as you’ll see) about how he even got into the niche field of musician-focused health, and then exactly why artists need to maintain good physical and mental health to stay creative. He also chats about how musicians can take agency of their lives, and the complex emotions they may feel as the pandemic ends and live music returns.