We certainly know that people all over Atlanta are living their best lives over the age of 40, because we hear their stories of personal growth and giving back to others each year during our Over 40 & Fabulous! contest.

This year, we engaged an Over 40 & Fabulous! Advisory Board of experts on topics including volunteerism, fitness, hair care and cosmetic procedures. They provided professional advice on how they got into their fields, and how they’ve grown throughout their careers and personal lives to help inspire us to live our best lives as well.

Check out the editorial contributions from Dr. Michelle Juneau of Dermatology Consultants at bestselfatlanta.com or by watching the video below.

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Susan King - Sawyer Photography - BSA 0616At 54, Susan King, owner of PowerUp30 Power Plate® studio, finds healthy living to be the key for clarity of mind and spirit.

Where do you go for “me” time?
Biking along the Chattahoochee River from West Palisades Trail to Cochran Shoals Trail. Also, my screened-in porch with a magazine or a book.

What is your favorite healthy meal?
Grilled fish and vegetables my husband makes on our Big Green Egg. He is so good on that grill!  I follow that with a healthy version of a home-baked treat. My hobby is cooking and test-baking healthy desserts.

How do you maintain life balance?
This has been a process—I like to have a full day! My husband is teaching me the value of rest. Family time is important to me, so cooking is how I get them all in the same place at once. My most balanced days begin with prayer, asking God to order my day.

To see the complete list of 2016 Over 40 & Fabulous! winners check out the June digital issue.

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We certainly know that people all over Atlanta are living their best lives over the age of 40, because we hear their stories of personal growth and giving back to others each year during our Over 40 & Fabulous! contest.

We engaged the Over 40 & Fabulous! Advisory Board of experts on topics including volunteerism, fitness, hair care and cosmetic procedures. They provided professional advice on how they got into their fields, and how they’ve grown throughout their careers and personal lives to help inspire us to live our best lives as well.

Check out the editorial contributions from Dr. Debra Gray King of Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry at bestselfatlanta.com or by watching the video below.

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We certainly know that people all over Atlanta are living their best lives over the age of 40, because we hear their stories of personal growth and giving back to others each year during our Over 40 & Fabulous! contest.

We engaged the Over 40 & Fabulous! Advisory Board of experts on topics including volunteerism, fitness, hair care and cosmetic procedures. They provided professional advice on how they got into their fields, and how they’ve grown throughout their careers and personal lives to help inspire us to live our best lives as well.

Check out the editorial contributions from Dr. Candance Kimbrough-Green of Dermatology Consultants at bestselfatlanta.com or by watching the video below.

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Jackie Boatwright-Daus - Sawyer Photography - BSA 0616Wearing the crown of Mrs. Georgia International 2016, Jackie Boatwright-Daus, 49, continues to raise awareness about proper child-care-facility safety legislation.

What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Persuading legislative bodies to pass laws can be a daunting task. I was able to get child-care legislation passed in both Georgia and Virginia, which eventually led to federal legislation.

What is your favorite way to give back to your community?
After my son died as a result of injuries he sustained at a state-licensed child-care facility, I’ve dedicated the rest of my life to informing parents and working toward new guidelines for insurance. I share Juan’s Law, named in honor of my son, with other parents, telling them to ask: “Does your center carry liability insurance to cover possible injuries to the children who are entrusted in your care?”

How do you maintain some life  balance?
I believe people make time for the things they really want to do in life —I’ve learned to give a little bit of my time each day to the people and projects I value.

To see the complete list of 2016 Over 40 & Fabulous! winners check out the June digital issue.

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Vionic - BSA 0516Vionic

Unlike traditional flip-flops and sandals, Vionic shoes use podiatrist-designed biomechanical technology to support the arch of the foot and keep it in a neutral position, so wearers can walk the day away in complete comfort. Keep your summertime sandals safe for your feet with Vionic’s comfortable options for everyday life.

Details: abbadabbas.com, vionicshoes.com

 

 

 

ABEO - The Brand Amp - 0516ABEO

There’s nothing quite like slipping your feet into a pair of well-worn shoes that have molded to fit you over time. ABEO B.I.O.system® Balboa Sandals let you skip the “breaking-in” stage and walk out the door with shoes already built just for your feet. ABEO uses state-of-the-art digital scanning technology to calculate your optimal footbed construction. Plus, with over 20 sandal colors and patterns available, you can find a look to fit any style!

Details: thewalkingcompany.com, abeofootwear.com

 

 

Carly - Therafit Shoes - BSA 0516Therafit

Sitting, standing, walking around—the comfort level for our feet often changes throughout the day. Therafit’s Carly sandals give optimal support and cushioning and also feature three heel-cushioning comfort adapters. With a simple twist, adjust the heel area to suit your stride and provide relief from arch pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis and pronation. And there’s no scrimping on style with these colors and designs inspired by nature.

Details: footsolutions.com, therafitshoe.com

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We certainly know that people all over Atlanta are living their best lives over the age of 40, because we hear their stories of personal growth and giving back to others each year during our Over 40 & Fabulous! contest.

We engaged the Over 40 & Fabulous! Advisory Board of experts on topics including volunteerism, fitness, hair care and cosmetic procedures. They provided professional advice on how they got into their fields, and how they’ve grown throughout their careers and personal lives to help inspire us to live our best lives as well.

Check out the editorial contributions from Dr. Diane Alexander of Artisan Plastic Surgery at bestselfatlanta.com or by watching the video below.

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Each morning, 11Alive anchor Vincent Politan wakes up Atlanta with his dynamic personality. Viewers enjoy his positive attitude and the personal connections he brings to each story.

Has your perception of 40 changed?
I thought 40 would be a time when limitations set in. Now, I have an understanding of life that drives me to really enjoy things.

What is your favorite healthy meal?
As a type 1 diabetic, a healthy meal for me is one that will not negatively impact my glucose. So, maybe heirloom tomatoes and fresh burrata with olive oil and white-wine vinegar, then a New York strip with creamed spinach. Good for my blood sugar and even better for my taste buds.

How do you give back to your community?
Through my work, I get requests to emcee many incredible fundraisers. I’m inspired by people working hard to bring about meaningful change. One charity I have done a lot with is Loving Arms Cancer Outreach— a group founded by cancer nurses who step in to help patients in areas where health coverage falls short. My mom had cancer and I know how wonderful the doctors and nurses were who cared for her. When a cancer nurse asks for help, you say “YES!”

What do you do to stay fit?
Playing basketball and tennis lets me push myself with competitive fun. I give a shout out to the MJCCA Dunwoody Over 40 Basketball League and Super Slow Zone personal trainers for supporting my workouts.

To see the complete list of 2016 Over 40 & Fabulous! winners check out the June digital issue.

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Hightower - Sawyer Photography - BSA 0617Steve Hightower
Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa
Hair and Makeup Expert

As one of the most recognized hairdressers in Atlanta, it’s hard to believe Steve Hightower never attended beauty school. He trained alongside his mother in her kitchen where he helped her cut and style hair. Eventually, Steve realized he had a calling to do hair. For two years he worked diligently at a salon, as a shampoo and colorist assistant, and learned all he could from those around him. Shortly thereafter, he decided to start his own business. Twenty-eight years later, Steve is still making women feel as beautiful as ever.

I love making people feel good about themselves and I think beauty starts within. If they look good, they’re going to feel good.”

Details: stevehightower.com

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We certainly know that people all over Atlanta are living their best lives over the age of 40, because we hear their stories of personal growth and giving back to others each year during our Over 40 & Fabulous! contest.

We engaged the Over 40 & Fabulous! Advisory Board of experts on topics including volunteerism, fitness, hair care and cosmetic procedures. They provided professional advice on how they got into their fields, and how they’ve grown throughout their careers and personal lives to help inspire us to live our best lives as well.

Check out the editorial contributions from Steve Hightower of Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa at bestselfatlanta.com or by watching the video below.

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