Welcome to Cornwall Can

So far an incredible 575 people have signed up losing an impressive… 

1934.75lbs 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

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Cornwall Can
I can only apologise for the lack of interaction on social media over the last few months...

I recently found out my little family is expanding. Unfortunately I have been sick as a dog in and off for months and didn’t think it was appropriate to take you all tothe bathroom... not exactly motivational is it? 🤢

so have been banned from vigorous exercise by the lovely health care team and my current weight loss journey has had to put on the back burner! Don’t worry still lots of healthy eating and walking were I can!

Hence the lack of posts on exercise and running etc.

But I just wanted to let you all know that Cornwall Can is still running!!

In fact we are at some incredible milestones!

Over 1000 social media posts using #CornwallCan

575 incredible and amazing people are taking part!

Over 138 stone lost! This is 1932 pounds!

I’m planning to create a walk in the summer for families to join in and have some adventures 🙂 I will keep you all posted online!!!

#weightlossjourney #britiansfatfight #sharingthelove #healthpromotion #healthyeating #exercise #type2diabetes #weightlosscampaign #healthy #walking #pounds #1000posts #online #socialmedia
Cornwall Can
Cornwall Can
Cornwall Can
Cornwall Can was founded a year ago today!

Thank you to everyone taking part, supporting and getting involved! We have met some amazing and incredible people in the last year!!

Still a long way off our target but the project is going from strength to strength and the propel taking part have already improved their lives massively. Losing just a little bit of weight helps keep diabetes type 2 risk and obesity related illness away- which is what we strive for!

Reducing everyone’s risk!

Thank you Cornwall for making this happen!!! You truely are all amazing!!!

#happybirthday #firstbirthday #weightlossjourney #weightlosscampaign #Cornwall #CornwallCan #healthyliving #healthylives #type2diabetesrisk #obesity #reduceyourrisk #healthpromotion #NHS #wecandothistogether #community #support #cornish
Cornwall Can
Cornwall Can
Nail biting stuff! There’s only 2 days left of our 12 week workplace challenge.

We are so proud of everyone taking part so far and We can’t wait to get the final results over the next few days!

Absolutely fantastic progress!

Cornwall definitely CAN!
#cornwallCAN #Cornishheros #Cornishandproud #weightlossjourney #healthpromotion #healthy #reducingoyrriskofdiabetes #diabetestype2 #obesity
Cornwall Can
Cornwall Can
Marathon fever is in the air! We can’t wait to follow everyone on Sunday- especially our hero team from #FLEET

If you are watching on Sunday make sure you look out for the team too! Each will be carrying a #Cornishflag around the course!

We know you will do #Cornwall proud

#ourheroscan #marathon #londonmarathon2019 #veryexcited #CornwallCAN #running

#Goodluckteam

Don’t miss out Sunday on BBC 1!
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Good morning everyone! Just a little update on the restrictions in place for dogs and beaches across Cornwall
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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!!!

 

 

 

 

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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