Liz Petersen: Keeping Fit After Fifty

Liz Petersen in her office at RevUp Creative Media

Liz Petersen in her office at RevUp Creative Media

Liz Petersen is a 51-year-old mother of a teenage daughter and sole owner of RevUp Creative Media, a graphic and web design company.

Liz takes her role as a mother seriously and knows the importance of being a role model for her daughter.

Since she is over age 50, Liz knows she has to follow her physician-recommended health screenings. “As the mother of an energetic teenager, I want to make sure I follow through on recommended screenings so that I’m around to help my daughter grow into womanhood.”

“Thus far, I’ve only taken advantage of the breast screenings at Mendocino Coast Hospital. The staff is so kind; they seem to really care. I have always had a good experience at the hospital. While mammograms can sometimes be slightly uncomfortable, they are absolutely necessary. A good friend of mine was fortunate to have her breast cancer caught early because of her regularly scheduled mammogram. We’re so fortunate to have digital mammography available right here, and I urge all of my women friends to follow through with their regular health screenings.

Liz Petersen and daughter, Eden

Liz Petersen and daughter, Eden

“My mother broke a hip in her early 60’s, so I do have a concern about osteoporosis, even though I haven’t needed a bone density screening yet. I may request the screening at my next physical, in order to have a baseline for where I am now.”

An avid motorcyclist, often taking multiple-day journeys with her life partner, Tony Reed, Liz knows she must stay fit in order to offset the risk of riding. “While I know that riding motorcycles is a risky venture, I’m super careful and attentive when I ride, and I make sure I’m in good physical shape before heading out on a lengthy journey.

Liz getting a digital mammogram

Liz getting a digital mammogram

A fit rider is a safer rider. When you get tired, you’re more prone to making errors in judgment that can lead to an accident. I won’t give up my passion for motorcycling, but I can do everything within my power to stay alert and safe while riding.

Again, it all comes down to wanting to make sure I’m alive for the long term, especially for my daughter’s sake.”

 

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