Health Raiser Spotlight: Meaghan & Vee

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 3 minutes

The company you keep can either keep you up or hold you down. That’s why Meg and Vee, our Health Raisers of the Week, feel lucky to have the support of each other. Working side-by-side at Vitacost.com doesn’t hurt their health endeavors, either. When most of your day is spent at work, it becomes crucial to find peers in the office who have similar health goals. Take a hint from this dynamic duo: having a work buddy may be more important than a workout partner, but it’s even better if they’re one in the same!

Health Raisers Meg & Vee

What does health mean to you?

To us, health means living a balanced life, both physically and emotionally. We follow the idea that you look how you feel and you feel how you look. Your body and mind definitely work together. That’s why it’s important to us to surround ourselves with healthy foods, healthy people and healthy activities. These things definitely keep us balanced emotionally and physically.

What inspired you to start living a healthy life?

Working for a health and wellness company has always given us the desire to become healthy, but I think the #RaiseHealth campaign has inspired us to be healthier and join other people who are on the same path. This campaign has definitely pulled us out of our comfort zone and given us a reason to try new things to do, eat new foods and meet new people to join in on the journey.

What are three things you do to stay healthy?

Three things we do to stay healthy include exercising, juicing and trying new activities.

What is one motivational quote that you live by?

“What you have encountered is what you have created.” We live by this quote, because we’re big believers in creating your own happiness. This is one of the things we bonded over instantly! Our outlook on life is so similar it’s like we are one in the same. Life can throw a lot at you; that we know well. But it’s creating something out of the challenges, fears and happy moments that matters most. This quote is kind of two-fold. It’s not only important to create something wonderful out of the bad but to create happiness, good and love all the time, regardless of the reason or source.

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

Quest bars! We love them! They’re filling, tasty, come in a variety of flavors and can be transformed into endless recipes. You could probably make three square meals a day plus dessert all out of Quest bars.

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

Our advice would be to surround yourself with people who have similar goals. That’s what got us to team up! We realized that we pretty much have the same overall outlook on life and want to be healthy. The #RaiseHealth campaign came along at the perfect time, so we used this to start our journey. We suggest finding an initiative or something you’re passionate about or that pushes you out of your comfort zone. Team up with a group, forum, charity or corporation that inspires people to be healthy. It worked for us!

Is there a role model that you look up to?

Working at a health and wellness company means there are tons of role models to look up to. We definitely admire our co-workers for their healthy efforts. Everyone eats healthy, runs or exercises.  The best part is everyone supports each other in their efforts to be healthy. Our customers and bloggers have motivated and touched us the most with their stories. We really admire them, because they’re just like us – hard-working people trying to be healthy.