health coach
n. An advisor who helps people deal with health issues and problems.
The most basic changes will come at the level of individual wellness. Folks might not see a doctor but rather a type of "health coach" who responds to vital statistics sent through a biomonitor, says Clement Bezold, president of the Alexandria-based Institute for Alternative Futures, a consulting group that helps businesses and communities prepare for changes ahead.
—Karen Goldberg Goff, “Secrets of the body revealed in next millennium,” The Washington Times, December 28, 1999
Beginning this month, participants were invited to be part of Health Calls, a free intervention program designed to eliminate the risky behaviors. 'They can work on any of the risk factors they are ready to change,' Napier said. The intervention is done over the phone, and each employee is assigned a personal health coach. The coach will call the person eight times over a three-to-six-month period to discuss problems or successes. Think of them as fitness cheerleaders, or personal health nags.
—Rebecca Sausner, “Corporations taking steps to improve workers' health,” Stamford Advocate, December 20, 1998
1988 (earliest)
In addition, Harper's husband, Tony Cacciotti, her former weight-loss and health coach, also received substantial compensation and a supervising producer credit on the show, although various witnesses for Lorimar have claimed that he did not have enough television experience to warrant the title.
—Diane Haithman, “The power of stardom,” Los Angeles Times, September 02, 1988
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