Over 40 & Fabulous! Top 10 – Vinnie Politan

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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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