Welcome to Cornwall Can

So far an incredible 550 people have signed up losing an impressive… 

1862.25lbs SO FAR


Within the last decade, Cornwall has seen a sharp increase in type two diabetes and obesity related illness, putting enormous amount of strain not only on our health but that of the local NHS. In fact it is estimated, that 10 per cent of hospital admissions are related to both conditions. This figure is set to rise by 2035 and if we don’t act soon, future generations are looking at greater risks to health such as amputation surgery. Putting vast amount of strain on an already over stretched NHS. The worst part is…. Both conditions are preventable and we could help reduce the risk if we just took a little bit more control of our waist lines.

So in June 2018, we set the county of Cornwall a challenge, to lose 50,000lb in weight by December 31st 2019 to improve all of our health. This is a unique online social movement whereby people can come together, share experiences, recipes and embrace the Cornish Community to encourage one another. Because lets face it, trying to lose weight alone, can be an uphill struggle.

 


Residents from across the county have signed up, each getting access to a personal weight loss tracker, handy recipes, tips about exercise, information on local resources and details on upcoming events such as our monthly community walks and Fitbit challenges. We currently have 80 local supporters including Cornwall Council, businesses, gyms, charities and much more all wanting to get on board and help the community come together to reach the target, some are even offering discounted classes for those signed up. 

 

So if you are in Cornwall and want to help us reach our target- sign up for free by clicking the link below!

 

Click here to sign up

This is your chance to do something amazing by changing the way we live, work and play across the county.

Making ourselves healthier, fitter and happier.


 

Look out for our hashtag #CORNWALLCAN on social media

Cornwall Can
Cornwall Can
Update from our workplace team the Fabulously Flirties

*DRUM ROLL *

Another 10lb down!!!! That’s 84lbs lost between the group since the workplace challenge began!

Only 2 weeks left!!!

Keep going teams you are doing incredibly well! Even by just changing the little things is having a major impact on your health for the better!

Well done to all taking part so far!!!!!

#OurteamCAN #fabulouslyflirtiesCAN #CornwallCAN
#healthyeating #weightlossjourney #exercise #simplechanges #workplaceteams #motivation #healtheducation #britainsfatfight

Our next workplace team is starting on September 1st 2019 for 12 weeks.
We currently have 4 teams that are keen to get started... can your team go head to head and lose weight!!!
Cornwall Can
Cornwall Can
A big shout out to our #CornishHero Ali for running the #Muddydogchallenge with Barley at the weekend!

Couldn’t be more proud!

Well done @alio8118 keep up the excellent work!

#running #AliCAN #BarleyCAN #Cornwallcan #exercise #healthy
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Our wonderful Cornish Hero team!
Cornwall Can
Cornwall Can
In other news....

As you are all probably aware Cornwall Can is runny a weight loss campaign. To reach a target of 50,000lb in weight by the end of this year.

Ok so we might be a little way off that yet but the total is still going up! In fact we are very nearly at the 2000lb point of the project. Absolutely fantastic!

I don’t care that we aren’t anywhere near it, I just know that the wonderful people taking part are taking the little steps to making their lives better wether t be through more exercise or eating healthy. They are doing an utterly amazing job and I couldn’t be more proud!!!

A huge well done to our current teams taking part in our team can! They are really smashing out this challenge and are doing an incredible job!

Only 4 more weeks left of this current challenge so let’s see what they can achieve!

Cornwall defiantly CAN!

#CornwallCan #britainsfatfight #healthierlives #healtheducation #reduceyourriskoftype2diabetes #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney
Cornwall Can
Cornwall Can
A little far from our usual post but we wanted to help spread the word about the current measles outbreak across Cornwall -not designed to scare anyone but to be aware that there have been more cases recorded across students within the county.

Symptoms include: cold like symptoms, runny nose, and fever accompanied with red eyes.

After a few days, a rash will develop around the neck and spread across the body (it will look like the picture)

More information can be found at
Cornwall Live https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/cornwall-students-warned-vaccine-after-2729176

NHS-https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/

If you feel that you may have measles or symptoms of measles you can contact NHS 111 or your GP throughout the week

#publichealth #healthawareness #healtheducation #Cornwall #measles #measlesoutbreak #NHS
Cornwall Can
Cornwall Can
if your like us and find a bit of healthy competition helps to keep you going and get motivated then check out our community #Fitbit group for Cornwall Can.

Currently we have 36 wonderful people taking part! Each month they walk, run and dance to step their way up the leader board!

Best part is it’s free!

https://www.fitbit.com/group/22W4T2

All you need is a smart phone and the Fitbit app. No need to even buy a new device.

Just follow the link and sign in.

Then use your Fitbit app to track your steps.

Update it regularly and then check back in throughout the month to see your progress!

We try and aim for at least 10,000 steps a day but you can pick your own goal!

#letsgetmoving #CornwallCan #weightlossjourney #Britiansfatfight #dance #walk #run #stepitup #exercise #nutrition #healthylifestyle

 

 

 

 

4 Thoughts to “Welcome”

  1. TheOggy

    Just signed up. Can’t find where to log weight?

    1. admin

      Hi! Thank you for signing up!
      To log your weight you need to go to the my account page after registering.

      Then you will be able to add your weight in there. Any problems let me know!

      Laura 🙂

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