January 1st can feel like a great starting point, one that mentally prepares us for change. 2020 is here and what are we going to do with it? Well, if you are one of those that set a resolution for better health, check out these tips that will jump-start your year in a healthy way!
We all know that stress can alter our health and well-being. Did you know that stress causes immune systems to be less tolerant against antigens? It also increases your heart rate and causes high blood pressure over time. What can be done to manage stress better? Some of the things you can do are practice mindful breathing, exercise more often, dedicate a bit more time to yourself, make sure your diet is balanced, etc! Make it a point this year to manage stress better!
Superfoods are low in sodium, fat, and processed sugars. It’s important for our bodies to receive proper nutrition and to do that we have to consume a variety of superfoods that are nutrient-dense with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, Omegas, etc! There is so much information on the internet regarding superfoods but here are a few: Green Tea – High in Antioxidants. Research shows that it lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. Quinoa – High in Protein and nutrient dense. Broccoli – Packed with Vitamins A, C, Folic Acid, and the cancer-fighting agent, Sulforaphane!
Washing your hands often, especially before eating or touching your face, will increase your immunity against the flu, colds, and other viruses! Don’t forget to wash handles, doorknobs, your smartphone, office phone, and other common areas that get touched often!
Looking for something fun and different to do this winter? A new attraction is opening in downtown St. Louis and we are excited to share the details with you!
St. Louis Union Station Aquarium will be opening in December of 2019!
They will have six galleries that feature a variety of fish from around the world.
Confluence - features fish from Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
Global Rivers - has fish from South America, Africa and Southeast Asia.
Changing Rivers-is an interactive gallery teaching you about how dams, erosion and human water use change the rivers.
Oceans Shore- fish from where the rivers meet the ocean. Also interactive you can feed the stingrays and sharks.
Shark Cannon- their largest aquarium that is 250,000 gallons and has over 80 sharks and schools of fish.
Deep Oceans- the last gallery that uses technology to see unique deep-sea creatures.
They offer interactions with the animals and a behind the scenes tour for an additional fee.
Looking for more fun? They also have attractions near Union Station including the giant Ferris wheel overlooking St. Louis, a Carousel, Grand Hall 3D light show, a fire and light show, mini golf course, rope course, mirror maze and a Polar Express train ride. You can also host events there for corporate events, weddings and birthdays.
Want to grab a bite to eat? There is five places to eat and they even serve alcohol! The Train Shed, St. Louis Union Station Soda Fountain, 1894 Cafe, Laundry’s Seafood and the Beverage Car.
So go on down and have some fun this winter!
Location: 201 S 18th St
St. Louis, MO 63103
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 10am to 6pm
Friday - Saturday 10am to 9pm.
Tickets: Adult $25
Child (3-12) $18
For more information check out their website! https://www.stlouisaquarium.com/