Summer Diet Tips

Your diet plays an important role in beating the summer heat. Dehydration and fatigue are two common summer time problems developing from heat and sweating. Your summer diet should cool your body and prevent dehydration. Summer diet tips and seasonal fruits. Summer is the time to enjoy a wide range of nutritious low calorie fruits and vegetables. The water content in summer fruits and vegetables for your meal are extremely high. They will cool, hydrate and nourish your body without increasing the calorie content of your meals. Two to five servings of watermelon, mango, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, apricot, peach, eggplant, cucumber, okra, mint and other summer fruits and vegetables could help to refresh you in the summer months. Drink plenty of water and fluid. To replenish the water lost from your body you should drink water and clear fluids frequently. Depending upon your activities (in this case roller games, roller jam, roller derby activities included) and rate of perspiration, you should drink about 8 to 10 glasses of water and fluid daily. If you are prone to excessive sweating, you might need few extra glasses of water. However, your body needs something more than just plain water. 
Roller summer diet tips
Water would quench your thirst, but it could not replenish the body salts lost through perspiration. Frequent intake of rehydration drinks helps to prevent electrolyte imbalance. You can even prepare your own rehydration drink by adding a pinch of table salt and a teaspoon of sugar to a glass of water. Fresh fruit juices, buttermilk and clear vegetable broths could help to meet both your water and salt requirements. You can even drink cool tea. Avoid aerated drinks. You might be tempted to have chilled soft drinks in the summer, but it is advisable to limit, if not avoid these fizzy drinks. Besides providing your body empty calories, the phosphoric acid in these carbonated drinks increases the risk of gastrointestinal damage and calcium depletion. Limit sugar intake. Try to remain content with the natural sugars present in the summer fruits. To beat the summer heat, try to stay away from molasses and honey. Instead of savoring ice creams, you can consider having a cup of yogurt. Avoid hot and spicy foods. Hot and spicy foods tend to increase your body heat. During the summer, sprinkle less chili flakes on your foods. Avoid deep fried foods and saturated fats. Find more on

Melissa Joulwan in Rollergirl

Combining business and marketing savy advice, and anecdotes about life on and off the flat roller derby track, Melissa captures the essence of being a rollergirl named "Melicious". These athletic and smart women provide the league marketing and public relations, as well as being the talent that attracts legions of adoring fans. In an industry where the talent is clearly the product, the women of modern roller derby understand that each bout (as they call their roller games) is a special event. As a result, the book oozes with ideas for special event marketing and promotions. For me, the importance of the book is the powerful blend of edge of the seat sports action with leading edge business ideas. The cooperative business model is one that is worth consideration for startup businesses; and for employee takeovers of their employers' companies. The multiple ownership spreads risk, provides more and more financial possibilities, and stronger committment to success. As Melissa demonstrates so clearly for the first time, the pool of creative ideas for promotion and marketing are multiplied exponentially. For a cutting edge blend of women's sports and business know how, I recommend you take a roll around the track with roller derby skater turned author Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan in Rollergirl, Totally true tales from the track. You will find the bumps and bruises stylish and great for your business. One more thing, my mom read the book first and she loves it. She is planning to read it again.

Tales From the Track

The new wave of edgy women roller derby skaters, and their uncanny knack for business organization and promotion, are served up in punk rock defiance by skater turned author Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan in Rollergirl, Totally true tales from the track. In a volume packed with action, photos, and real life thrills and spills, all female roller derby for the new millenium is captured in all of its pain and rolling glory. All female flat track roller derby is not what tradtionalists in any sport had envisioned for athletic competition. Combining provocative outfits, alternate name personae, and a flair for the dramatic, the women owned roller derby leagues have turned the concept of league ownership and management upside down. Skating as "Melicious" in the top ranked Texas Rollergirls league, Melissa Joulwan is a major part of that women's sport revolution. The traditional sports ownership model usually involves an owner, an ownership group, or the team owned by a major corporation. Roller derby had a similar history, with the difference that one man owned the entire league, including all of the member teams. When that single ownership ended, the entire sport disappeared along with it. Using a skater owned cooperative business model, the leagues are operated by the skaters for the skaters. With over one hundred similar leagues in business, the loss of one doesn't endanger the entire sport. As Melissa Joulwan makes very clear, the women are now doing it for themselves.