Friday Five: Health and Wellness

Here are Elevate Counseling’s go-to links this week for finding solid information supporting your mental and physical well-being!

Our health-needs change as we age.  It’s never too late to develop better habits for your mind, body, and spirit. Good tips for a Midlife Tuneup from the New York Times. (The New York Times)

How Fake Nutrition News Hurts Us All – Be skeptical when you see a sensational health headline. (

Binge-eating mice reveal obesity clues- This experiment found that junk food changes eating and behavioral patterns in mice.  (Science Daily)

Trying to “white knuckle” it to weight loss? Research shows that willpower is overrated. So, what works? (

What if doctors stopped using BMI as the trigger for conversations about behavior changes and instead worked with their patients to maintain healthy habits, regardless of their weight? Research shows that this could reduce body shame and weight stigma, and improve health care. (Washington Post)

Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana, MC, LPC, helps teens and adults overcome mental roadblocks and achieve their goals to live an elevated life. Specialties include research-based interventions to address stress and anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, eating issues and struggles of the gifted and high-achieving population. For more information about her techniques, services and additional resources to help you succeed, check her out at or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also Contact her to schedule an initial appointment today