Nikos is a 50-year-old plumber who lives with his wife in an urban area in Greece. He was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome (diabetes, abdominal obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure) and a mild lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD). He feels overwhelmed by the changes required to effectively manage his conditions. His job was affected by a financial crisis in Greece, and he now has to work more hours to make up for it. He is currently unable to afford professional advice and support to take part in a better diet and exercise regimen.