Welcome to Cornwall Can

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

2019.24lbs 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 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.


 

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 is at Hannafore Beach.
This is what Sunday mornings are all about...
Mild weather, family time, great walks and fabulous views

And it’s all on our doorstep!

Where has your Sunday morning adventures taken you?

#looe #hanneforebeach #looeisland #gloriousweather #familytime #beautiful #beautifuldestinations #walking #freeexercise #cornwall #cornwallcan #winterwalking #walk1000miles2020 @ Hannafore Beach
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Cornwall Can
This is me.. embracing my mum tum before my first fitness class after the birth of Katie.

(No nothing strenuous or over the top just some gentle exercises to help get my arse of the sofa and release the endorphins to help shift a particularly low patch).

It’s baggy, it’s out of shape, has stretch marks and well quite frankly I don’t actually care what it looks like. It’s housed two children within quick succession of each other. To me it is beautiful and perfect in its own way.

And this is what I want others to see. It’s not just about losing weight, it’s about learning to love your body, be confident with who you are and most importantly have fun with it!

And to any other mum out there who feels pressured to lose their baby weight.. remember you need to look after your body too. It’s still healing. Your muscles ( like mine may not be back into place) so don’t over do it.

#cornwallcan #nofilter #nopressure #exercise #healthiving #healthforst #mumtummy #mumtumamdproud #cornishandproud #atypurownpace #weightlossjourney #endorphins
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Cornwall Can
Opening up your emails after Christmas can seem a little bit of a mundane task... something you want to put to one side and skip past..

Well not at Cornwall Can! We were incredibly excited to see that in the last week an extra 10 people have signed up to the website!

This makes me incredibly excited , not only to help people on their weight loss journey and getting healthy , but they have already started to add their weight loss to our overall total! 13lb between them already between them in the first week!

Cornwall give yourself a round of applause because you are absolutely amazing!

What an amazing first week back with Cornwall Can!

To find out how you can get involved and how it all works head to our website

www.cornwall-can.co.uk

#firstweekback #CornwallCan #Cornwall #healthylifestyle #exercise #weightlossjourney #onthistogether #community #cotnishandproud
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Cornwall Can
Over the last few days we have been challenged to find a couple of apps to help with motivation and exercise.

We have narrowed it down to the following four

1. Yoga Studio: Mind and body.
This app is free to use. It is perfect to use in the comfort of your own home with step by step guides along the way. You also don’t have to be an expert at fitness or yoga to use it as you can go back over the steps where required.

2. Couch to 5k
This awesome app from the NHS is great fun. It gives you an opportunity to get from the couch to running at a pace that suits you but it will get you to 5k. It’s great fun especially with it’s cheering along the way!

3. Nike running club
This is definitely one of our absolute favourite apps. You can compete with others from across the world, set your own pace and personal best. If you sync this app to your Facebook account you will get live cheers from your friends and family as you continue on your merry way. Also motivational words of wisdom from lots of top athletes, making it a lot of fun! Also it’s free to use!

4. 7 minute workouts
Again you can set your own pace and get sweaty all on the co@fort of your own home. It’s great for confidence especially for those who haven’t been to a gym before or haven’t been to one for a while; teaching the steps one by one!

We will continue to look over some apps and feed this back but we are hoping that gets you started where needs be!

#freetouse #apps #execeriseapps #cornwallcan #healthyliving #ourfavouirtes #yoga #running #couchto5k #workouts #homefitness
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This year we will be taking part in the #walk1000miles challenge for our third year running. It’s a completely unique and free way to stay motivated when getting active. You can set your own goals, pace and it appeals to all abilities of walking.

For more information check out their website.

https://www.walk1000miles.co.uk

Also our Cornish Hero Kim found this awesome offer in relation to the same challenge... so we are definitely up for taking part.

#walk1000miles #freerxercise #motovation #letsgo #CornwallCan
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Cornwall Can
Hello and welcome to Cornwall Can.
For those who haven't met me before, my name is Laura. I'm a nurse who is a little eccentric, who really doesn't mind putting herself out there to spread the word of health promotion. With 10 years experience of nursing behind me I have a real with a passion relating to all things health including obesity and type two diabetes; two of the major health complications across our county and issues my own family have had to deal with.

After realising that my own health was at risk following the birth of my son and a little inspiration from a tv show, I wanted to create a place for the community of Cornwall to come together, motivate one another,share a journey, and improve lives.Viola CornwallCan was born and back in June 2018, the 50,000lb weight loss challenge began. We watched in amazement as over 500 people took part to lose weight, walking, increasing exercise and sharing recipes online under the hashtag #CornwallCan on social media.

Despite not getting to the original target 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 by all espcially those that were willing to freely and activitly share their journeys online (Our very own Cornish Heros).

Now heading into 2020, I 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 and I know first hand the mental and physical impact this has on a person. I have seen it both professionally and personally, hence why its so important to support one another in this.

If i can help just more one person to reach their goal/ dream and improve lives then I will be so happy!

thank you for reading- apolgies for the random video, but when technology lets you down you just have to grab the empty cornflake packet and a pen and make it up as you go along!

Laura x

For more information check out the website www.cornwall-can.co.uk or search the hashtag #CornwallCan to see what othrs have been upto.
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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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