Welcome to Cornwall Can

So far an incredible 705 people have signed up losing an impressive… 

2051.24lbs 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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We are super excited to share with you the FLEET runners taking part in the London Marathon. This 29 strong team have been training hard over the past few months and working hard to raise money for the installation of 43 defibrillators.

We will be watching on April 26th and looking out for them all!

To read more click on the link below

#CornwallCan #supportingeachother #FLEET
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First attempt at Lanhydrock Park Run this morning. Started off feeling a little apprehensive before starting and the weather was just dreadful. But actually once I was there and started talking to the others taking part I was actually looking forward to it.
The course takes you through lanhydrock estate , down into Respyrn and back again- 5k in total. Albeit a little hilly in places (and very muddy- as the videos says I’m glad I didn’t take the buggy) it really has helped to get my exercise mojo back. Throughly
enjoyed the scenery on the run and everyone I met was just lovely! Will be looking at doing this again so if you’re tempted but a little shy give me a shout and I would be more than happy to run with you 🙂 Park run is completely free to take part in, its volunteer led and has a great atmosphere. Once signed up to their website you get a little bar code, this allows you to keep a track of your timings each week.

All abilities welcome too- so it’s great for kick starting your exercise regime or getting back into fitness.

There are currently 6 park runs in and around Cornwall.

Check out the #getactivecornwal link below https://www.getactivecornwall.co.uk/activities/running/parkrun/

Now for soft play and lunch!
#CornwallCan #lanhydrock #cornwall #parkrun #nationaltrust #exerciseisfree #freerunningevent #weeklychallenge #orangejacketandhat #ificansocanyou #running #muddyruns #legslikejelly #beautifulcornwall #Itsfree
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Cornwall Can
Better gyms are very keen to help as many people as possible reach their goals are currently working alongside Cornwall Can to provide as much help and support , by offering a scheme called Healthwise.

It is designed for individuals who are inactive with pre- existing health conditions such as chronic heart disease and asthma, as well as those at risk of developing health conditions such as diabetes, obesity and depression. The Healthwise scheme aims to encourage people of all abilities to become and remain more active, helping to increase fitness levels ad improve health and well-being. As an added bonus, those that are eligible will have a reduced monthly membership.

The Better Health Team can:

assess and monitor progress, providing suitable physical activity for your condition
motivate and encourage you during your activity programme to achieve your goals
advise you on how to exercise safely and with confidence
provide assistance to exercise independently
provide support and answer your questions.
So you if you have any of the following conditions:

Asthma/ COPD
Mild anxiety disorder
Back pain
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ fibromyalgia
Depression
High blood pressure
Osteoporosis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Chronic Heart Disease
Diabetes type 1/ type 2 or have increased risk of developing diabetes
Then you may qualify for the Better Healthwise scheme offered across the 14 locations across Cornwall.

for more information please email Better leisure on Healthwise.Cornwall@GLL.ORG

#cornwallcan #betterleisure #exercise #healthyliving #cornwall #kernow #cornishandproud #weightloss #healthfirst
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Our wonderful supporters YPEE are hosting a wellness event this Saturday! It promises to be a great day with fantastic guest speakers.
For more info check out the link below😊
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We all know we spend the largest proportion of time within the workplace. It is a key factor in many of our lives and can play a key role in contributing to the health and well-being of employees and in turn the health of an organisation. We believe that tackling health at work, should lead to a healthier, happier and ultimately more productive workforce!

That’s why Cornwall Councils Healthy workplace are supporting Our team Can. Any workplace that is signed up to the healthy workplace scheme can benefit from their services including healthy weight and healthy eating sessions as well as discount at Better leisure facilities.

For more information check out their website at https://www.behealthyatwork.org/what-we-do/healthy-eating-and-healthy-weight-in-the-workplace/

#cornwallcan #healthyweight #weighins #reduceyourriskofdiabetes #type2diabetes #workplacehealth
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Wow Cornwall!
Well done to all those who have or who are taking part so far! You are doing incredibly well!
#soproud #weightlossjourney #reduceyourriskofdiabetes #type2diabetes #cornwallcan

 

 

 

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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