Health reminders in place as scorching heat continues


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The heatwave continues to blanket most of the country, with a seventh consecutive day of heat advisories expected here in the east.

These heat indexes are dangerous for your health, especially long periods of time sitting outside. Being outside could have its perks, such as standing in a pool or a cool body of water.

Cold water is a great way to keep your body cool, which is why sitting in a pool could be great. Also, know where to apply colder objects like ice packs or cold towels is important too. It's smart to apply the towel or ice pack to your wrists or the back of your neck. That will make your body cooler, which could help eliminate the risk of potential heat-related illnesses.

Drink plenty of fluids because being dehydrated in this heat is the enemy. If you start to feel the signs of heat exhaustion, try the tips above and find a cooler spot.