May 12, 2017


To All Westchester Moms,

This Sunday, we honor our mothers. On behalf of the Westchester family, I extend our thanks and best wishes to all moms on this special day.

In caring for their families, mothers often forget to care for themselves. That’s why I asked our Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD, to share a few simple health tips that mothers can incorporate all year round.

  1. Eat healthy. Mothers frequently tell their families to eat a well-balanced diet. Well, it’s good advice for moms, too. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables, and low in added sugars, saturated fats and sodium may help to reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.
  2. Stay active. Moving is one of the most important things a mom can do for her health. Regular physical activity can help control weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and some cancers, as well as strengthen bones and muscles and improve mood. There are many easy ways to add exercise to your day.
  3. Visit your health care provider. If you have not already done so, schedule your annual physical, which may include a check of some important numbers such as blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, as well as a mammogram and a test for cervical cancer.

From my family to yours, wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day,


For more ways to “Keep Healthy," go to the Westchester County Department of Health.