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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

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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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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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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At 53, real-estate advisor and broker Lisa Robinson feels her best life has just begun. She’s learned from the past and celebrates her present and future.

What has 40 taught you?
Perfection is overrated and usually unnecessary.
Peace, simplicity and kindness are much more important. I’m more focused on embracing the joy of every age.  

How do you give back to the community?
I’m a long-standing board member for Future Foundation, an Atlanta-based organization that empowers our youth and their families with life skills, education programs and supportive networks to help them take the hard steps up and out of the poverty cycle. Most importantly, we give each child unconditional love and support to instill them with the courage to stand out and succeed. I also support the Special Olympics and The nsoro Educational Foundation that provides academic scholarships for foster-care students. I, too, was an at-risk youth growing up in the inner city of Detroit and I know education is a solution to poverty.

What do you do to relax and unwind?
Head to Piedmont Park with my dog, Caesar.

Tell us your favorite inspirational quote?
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”—Maya Angelou

How do you maintain your life balance?
By prioritizing, simplifying, praying and meditating.

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

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Atlanta BeltLine Project/B98.5
Community Action

Madison James’ presence can be felt all around Atlanta—whether on the radio during the drive home, on WSB-TV’s “460,” in the entertainment magazine “Hot Topics” or through her community action. While her many commitments often keep her on the go, Madison is grateful every day for the variety of platforms, businesses and organizations that provide her with the opportunity to bring the community of Atlanta closer together. One of the things she enjoys most about her latest venture as the ambassador to the Atlanta BeltLine is that she is able to incorporate her passions for fitness and healthy living in a way that brings people together in the city.

“I tell people I haven’t worked a day in my life yet. … When you love what you do, you don’t even think about it. And, with my job, it’s given me so many platforms to show that I’m passionate to help people be
better—be a better self.”

Details: beltline.org

 

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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 Madison James of the Atlanta BeltLine Project at bestselfatlanta.com or by watching the video below.

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From work to family, Angeline M. Kelly, 45, approaches each day with optimism. She enjoys her career as branch manager of Caliber Home Loans as well as her charity work for a variety of organizations.

What have you learned about yourself since turning 40?
I appreciate my life and know that both the good times and the difficult times have shaped me to be a better person.

I’m no longer as concerned about what others think of me. I don’t put up with what I used to in my 20s and 30s.

What is your favorite way to work out?
Dancing is my favorite form of exercise. I’m so glad that dance is back. For a while, it was hard to find an advanced adult dance class—but no more!

What is your favorite way to give back
to your community?
I am currently on the board of the Gwinnett Ballet Theater (GBT) and value its dedication to community outreach programs. I also support the WIN Foundation®, which specializes in programs of empowerment for women. I want our voices to be heard and to spread the news that there is more we can all do to help raise awareness and have choices.

Who helps you be your “best self”? 
I have such an awesome team to keep me at my best:  The Parlor Beauty Studio, Buckhead Hair, Aric C. Cosmetics, Youthtopia Med Spa, Sports Medicine South, LifeTime Fitness and Sweat Atlanta.

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 Karen Foley of Windy Hill Athletic Club at bestselfatlanta.com or by watching the video below.

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