The maximum elevation occurs at the summer solstice and the minimum at the winter solstice. The ecliptic path of the sun sweeps north and south between the northern and southern hemispheres and on the days of solstice it changes the directions. In fact, it is the earth that revolves around the sun in its orbit and changes directions by the tilt of the axis. Seasons are caused by this movement around the sun.
Here are a few points to consider:
- Due to high heat and temperature, much water from the body is eliminated by perspiration which causes dehydration and other troubles. If water is not replenished adequately, blood volume would reduce and brain will suffer from lack of blood that may cause nausea and headache.
- The expansion of the periphery vein and more blood flow to periphery. This will affect the pressure condition of blood which leads to further complications.
- Lack of sleep can happen
- Loss of appetite
Tips to help you stay on track and feel the effects of the solstice:
- Make sure you are well hydrated
- Don’t have too much exposure to sun, and keep yourself protected against UV
- Don’t gulp very cold things when you are extremely hot, this puts the body system in sock, and it has been known that people can pass out. Try to drink the water without a lot of ice.
- Cover your heat against the day’s heat if you are out in it for most of the day, in particular during midday, when the sun is at its’ hottest time.
- Protect the skin using a good sun screen.
- Eat things that contain water like vegetables, salads and fruits.
Enjoy the summer!!!!