What is the difference between the adjective health-conscious and health-minded? For example:

Kate doesn't drink or smoke. Se is health-concious, which is a real asset.

Kate doesn't drink or smoke. She is health-minded, which is a real asset.

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    There is no significant difference (and Kate is a female name!). Sep 1, 2020 at 16:43

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They are very similar and in most cases can be switched out without a significant difference in meaning. If you are looking to subtleties, "health-conscious" is much more common, and from "consciousness" has a slight connotation of ongoing awareness, a whole state of being or habits; whereas "health-minded" has a slight connotation or emphasis from "mind" of being about something more deliberate or intentional, "a health-minded decision to stop smoking".

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