By Karen Forest
Special to The SUN
Women are often the caregivers of the family. After taking care of kids, spouses, aging parents or even friends, women sometimes forget to take care of themselves.
Each year, Mother’s Day kicks off National Women’s Health Week, a time for women to focus on their own health and take steps to stay as healthy as they can be. Some of the suggestions for living a longer, healthier life include:
• Healthy eating — A healthy diet reduces your risk for many chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Aim for at least 2.5 cups of fruits and vegetables daily, drink plenty of water and try to avoid empty calories like sodas and sweets.