Welcome to Cornwall Can
An incredible 705 people signed up and lost an impressive…
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 back in June 2018, Cornwall Can went live with the small ambition to help the county of Cornwall lose weight with an aim to improve the lives and health of those signed up. We watched in amazement as over 500 people took part to lose weight, walking, increasing exercise, sharing recipes online under the hashtag #CornwallCan on social media. Despite not getting to the original target of 50,000lb the people of Cornwall proved to the rest of the UK that it can be done and together lost 2,000lb between them- a tremendous effort.
Now heading into 2020, we want to build on the success, by getting more and more people involved across the county. Offering 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.