Dr Pelumi Akintadeis a medical consultant with over ten years’ experience in the National Health Service as a clinician in acute, aging and complex medicine. In addition, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and a master’s degree in public health. His work in the health sector has taken him to South Africa, Nigeria and USA. He is also a certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician and he is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine. He talks to Chick Yuill about the importance of taking personal responsibility for our own healthand offers some simple practical hints.