So I got a chance today to go to Sudz Wash and Lube in Franklin....Let me just tell ya, and I am not just sayin it....My car has NEVER looked that clean!!! Not even when I bought the thing! They have the most state of the art car washing equipment I have ever seen. It's not just going through a car wash it almost feels like an amusement park ride (my kids are gonna LOVE IT!) The lights...the colors...the TWENTY dryers at the end! You will not be disappointed if you try them out I promise you that! And now is the perfect time to do just that, half off Super washes until the end of January (comes with a vacuum!!!) and half off oil changes WITH a super wash through that time period as well! After that the deal you don't wanna pass up is $19.99 per month on super washes, or $29.99 for ultimate washes...you can go every dang day if you want!!! So if you are in love with your vehicle the way I am with mine try out the brand new Sudz Wash and Lube on 77th and Rawson in Franklin!!!
According to a recent study, about 10% of American sleep without any clothes on. But apparently we should ALL be doing it. Check out this list from "Cosmo" of five HUGE benefits of sleeping in the buff.
#1.) It Airs Out Your Junk. Which is good for men, but it's a bigger deal for women, because it helps prevent the growth of too much yeast and bacteria.
#2.) You Sleep Better When You're Naked. Here's how one expert explained it. Quote, "Your body temperature progressively declines as you sleep, which is a natural tendency of the body. So sleeping with heavy pajamas and blankets can disrupt that."
--Or in other words, sleeping in pajamas or using a lot of blankets can actually make you TOO warm at night, which makes you toss and turn and prevents you from getting enough R.E.M. sleep.
#3.) You'll Look Younger. Being too warm at night also messes with how your body releases certain anti-aging hormones.
--When your temperature DROPS it's a good thing, because more hormones get released that help regenerate skin cells, and keep your hair looking healthy.
#4.) You Might Have More Sex. And no, not ACCIDENTALLY. Skin-on-skin contact increases certain hormones like oxytocin, which is sometimes referred to as the "love hormone."
#5.) You'll Lose Weight. When you sleep through the night without tossing and turning, it gives your body a chance to lower the amount of cortisol you're getting, which is a stress hormone.
--If you wake up with too MUCH cortisol in your system, it makes you hungrier, which means you're more likely to eat a big, unhealthy breakfast that you don't actually need.
1) Only eat when sitting down. It's true, we tend to eat mindlessly and "graze" more when standing up. Sitting down encourages us to be present and eat with more focus--things that can prevent us from overeating.
2) Use small dinner plates. Using a smaller plate, research has shown, leads to taking smaller portions. If you're trying to avoid overeating, this is a simple trick.
3) Park in the back row at the grocery store. If you routinely hit the grocery store two or three times a week, walking an extra quarter mile to and from the store is an easy way to get more exercise into your busy day. You can adopt this policy everywhere you park, or just at the grocery store for starters.
4) Take the stairs at work. If you are only going up a flight or two, make a promise to yourself that you will take the stairs and give your legs and lungs a little workout mid-day.
5) Switch out coffee for green tea. Green tea has a multitude of health benefits, including warding off cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease, stroke and dementia. If you can't do without your cup of joe every day, then start with just Mondays. Remember, the goal is to make small, manageable resolutions that you will keep.
6) Sign up for a 5K. Not a runner? Walk. The very act of signing up for a race will make you more accountable to lace up your sneakers and train for it.
7) Give your spouse one compliment a day. It's so easy to nitpick and criticize our partners, but make a positive change in your relationship by offering one nice, thoughtful exchange a day.
8) Start a journal. You don't have to write pages and pages. You don't even have to write in it every day. But honestly jotting down your thoughts, emotions, goals and hopes can be very healing to our souls.
9) Ditch naysayers. Life is too short to surround yourself with people who are negative, thoughtless, selfish or not healthy for you. Know how to tell? Monitor how you feel when you're around them-do you feel drained, angry, anxious or insecure? Might be time to weed them out of your life.
10) Find more positive friends. In addition to the above, make a commitment that you are going to surround yourself with those who make you feel great, warm, happy and comfortable. You'll notice a big difference in your energy when you're with them.
11) Give up soda. You don't have to completely rid your diet of all sugar and processed foods (although, that's great if you do), but replacing soda with water each day will make a huge difference in your health.
12) Sign up for a class. It doesn't matter what it is-yoga, Zumba, dance, photography, creative writing-anything that you are interested in and want to learn more about is great. In order to keep our minds healthy, it's important to continue learning new things.
13) Turn off the local news. You've probably noticed that the local news is often filled with negative, draining stories about violence, shootings, murders, thefts, etc. Definitely not a good way to start or end the day. Instead, get your news through reputable papers and online sites where you can pick and choose what you want to read.
14) Commit to vegan days. Take Meatless Mondays a step further and ditch the dairy too. Just one day a week of freeing your diet from all animal products can make a tremendous difference to your health, our environment and the life of animals who are often treated cruelly and inhumanely at factory farms.
15) Read more. Let's turn off the TV and our computers an hour earlier each day and read. Commit to reading one book a month and feel the difference it makes in your mental and brain health.