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Life in Balance Set a Specific Goal It’s the best way to become a fitter you—at any age W hen I turned 50, I set out to ensure that my fitness goals remained in place as I got older. Part of my motivation was the memory of my grandmother, who faced weight gain, and the physical decline that accompanies it, as she aged. For nearly two years, I’ve stuck to my goal—to dedicate some time to physical fitness every day in the form of running, biking or yoga. On those days that the promise of better long-term health isn’t enough to get me out the door, or on the mat, then I include something tangible, like a glass of wine, after I’ve finished. As women, especially, it’s important not to settle for a future of frailty and ailments that can catch up with us in our later years. Setting a specific, attainable goal is key to maintaining the motivation to reach for greater fitness levels over the long run. In this issue, on page 54, you’ll meet Helene Rosenberg of Charlottesville. By her 50s, she faced debilitating knee pain. But with the help of healthcare professionals and a commitment to training for an annual two-mile swimming race, she has turned her sixth decade into her healthiest and strongest ever. Each year, she becomes a better, faster swimmer, debunking the idea that fitness peaks in our younger years. Perhaps no one epitomizes healthy aging more than cover celebrity Morgan Freeman. At age 75, he’s still actively pursuing (and landing) major film roles. Turn to page 28 to learn his secrets for keeping his mind and body as sharp as ever. If you view exercise as a punishment or not enjoyable, chances are you won’t stick with it. For Helene, she loves the tranquility of swimming and the social aspect of playing doubles tennis. For me, I enjoy running in the fresh air to relieve the stresses of the day—and I look forward to the camaraderie of running alongside thousands of women each Labor Day weekend at the Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler. This spring, why not try new activities until you find the ones you love? A FAmily HeAltH mAGAzine From tHe UniverSity oF virGiniA HeAltH SyStem To update your address, send Vim & Vigor to a friend or access the magazine online, go to or call 888-882-9892. vice President and Chief executive officer, University of virginia medical Center R. Edward Howell marketing Director Chris Sullivan regional editor Kelly Casey regional Art Director Diane Butler ProDUCtion editorial Executive VP/Chief Creative Officer: Beth Tomkiw Editor-in-Chief: Shelley Flannery Editors: Erin Feeney, Matt Morgan, Ellen Olson, Tom Weede Copy Editor: C.J. Hutchinson Design Managing Art Director: Adele Mulford Art Directors: Rod Karmenzind, Kay Morrow, Pamela Norman Production Senior Production Manager: Laura Marlowe Special Projects Coordinator: Jenny Babich Imaging Specialist: Dane Nordine Production Technology Specialists: Julie Chan, Sonia Washington Circulation VP/Business Intelligence Group: Patrick Kehoe Postal Affairs & Logistics Director: Joseph Abeyta Client ServiCeS Executive VP/Sales: Chad Rose, 888-626-8779 VP/Client Services & Strategy: Andrea Parsons Account Managers: Carey Ballard, Gerry Kubek, Kirsten Markson, Barbara Mohr, Paul Peterson, Ryan Smeets ADminiStrAtion Vim & Vigor Founder: J. Barry Johnson Chairman: Preston V. McMurry Jr. Chief Executive Officer: Matthew J. Petersen Chief Operating Officer: Fred Petrovsky Chief Financial Officer: Clarke Rea Yours in health, Susan Kirk, MD University of Virginia Health System 2 Su m m e r 2 013 PO Box 800224 Charlottesville, VA 22908 Vim & Vigor,TM Summer 2013, Volume 29, Number 2, is published quarterly by McMurry/TMG, LLC, 1010 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85014, 602-395-5850. Vim & VigorTM is published for the purpose of disseminating health-related information for the well-being of the general public and its subscribers. The information contained in Vim & VigorTM is not intended for the purpose of diagnosing or prescribing. Please consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment and/or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines. Vim & VigorTM does not accept advertising promoting the consumption of alcohol or tobacco. Copyright © 2013 by McMurry/TMG, LLC. All rights reserved. Subscriptions in U.S.: $4 for one year (4 issues). Single copies: $2.95. For subscriptions and address changes, write: Circulation Manager, Vim & Vigor,TM 1010 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2013 - University of Virginia

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2013 - University of Virginia
Life in Balance
Are Hot Flashes Disrupting Your Life?
Put to the Test
The Ultimate Back-to-School Checklist
Join the Movement
Stroke Stories
5 Steps to Better Bone Health
Gut Instinct
Morgan Freeman
Prostate Playbook
The Main Ingredient
Looking Ahead
Virtual Health
Mind Shift
Inspired Running
Defy Your Age

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2013 - University of Virginia