Health Raiser Spotlight: Margaret

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by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

“Slowride, take it easy.” The 70s rock classic says it all. When you’re contemplating major (or minor) life changes, it’s best to go slow and steady so the changes are more likely to stick. Margaret, the Vitacost Health Raiser of the Week, lives by this easy-does-it motto, and it’s worked well for her. Essentially, all you have to do is be easy on yourself, be kind to others and focus on the positive. Sounds simple, right?

Margaret is the Vitacost Health Raiser of the Week
Margaret says she could live on almond butter alone.

What does health mean to you?

I believe health means living life positively. A healthy lifestyle may include eating organic, whole foods and taking time for yourself, so you can be strong, both physically and mentally.

What inspired you to start living a healthy life?

I was first inspired to live healthier when I started having medical complications. I adopted a vegan lifestyle and haven’t looked back since. I’m constantly inspired by the communities I’m immersed in. Day by day, I learn more about what my body thrives on, and I’m forever motivated by that process of trial and error.

What are three things you do to stay healthy?

  1. Drinking lots of water throughout the day
  2. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables
  3. Staying active when I can

What is one motivational quote that you live by?

“No one can go back and change the past, but you can start today and change your future.”

If you were stranded on a desert island – what Vitacost product could you not live without?

I would love to have an infinite supply of almond butter. I could live off of that!

What advice do you have for someone who is trying to live healthier?

The best advice I can give would be to slowly incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet. If you have a hard time drinking enough water, try infusing water with fruits to give it natural flavor that’ll make you enjoy it more.

Is there a role model you look up to?

Yes, my father. He has always taught me to work hard at what I love and be kind to everyone I encounter in life.