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Ironically, the conversation around aging is often filled with promises of anti-aging. Get ready to flip that script. We’ve rounded up the best practices to embrace the natural aging process and help you live your best life, no matter your age.

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Make healthy food choices

Don’t forget your gut. Did you know gut health may play an important role in healthy aging? Nutritionists recommend focusing on good bacteria in the gut. Incorporating fermented foods like yogurt and kombucha can help promote good gut bacteria. Raw veggies and fruits like kale, spinach, kiwi, and pomegranate are high in fibre and chock-full of antioxidant vitamins A and C to help support gut health.

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Raise a glass (of water, that is)

Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! Did you know that being hydrated can help you look and feel your best? Try purchasing a reusable two-litre water bottle, fill it up as part of your morning routine, and make it a goal to finish before bed. This can help support optimal organ function and glowing skin!

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Revitalize your smile

Your smile says so much about you. Keeping it healthy is key to your confidence — and your gums play an essential role since they are the foundation of a healthy smile. Why not choose a toothpaste that prioritizes gum health, like Colgate® Renewal Gum Revitalize. It features a new, specialized formula that helps reverse early gum damage and reduces bleeding and inflammation for healthy and revitalized gums. 

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Move your body

A simple yoga practice or stretching can help maintain flexibility while connecting you to your physical self. Spending time outdoors can also help clear your mind, body, and spirit. Bundle up and embrace the winter weather by going on a walk, hike, or trying a new winter activity like snowshoeing. It’s never too late to start building healthy habits! 

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Take care of your skin

Hydration is key to plump out fine lines and smooth out skin’s texture. As we age, our hydration levels drop and we need more external replenishment. Hyaluronic acid is a great hydrating ingredient and many products formulated with it advertise that they improve the feel and appearance of skin. Vitamin A derivatives like retinol can also help correct fine lines, sun damage, and dullness. But the number one thing you can do for your skin is to use a good sunscreen every day. A radiant complexion is exactly what the doctor ordered!

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