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#OurteamCAN

We have teamed up with Cornwall Can!

We are looking for workplace teams to take part in our very first #OurteamCAN challenge running between 4th February and 3rd May 2019.

The challenge is to create a team and lose weight, get fitter and healthier together. The reason for this is simple, losing weight on your own is hard and research shows you're more likely to stick to a plan of action with people around you.

We also 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!

This is also a great opportunity as an employer to build morale and teamwork into your community.

How does it work?  You need to find yourself a team! Ideally we would like no more than ten people per team. You can be from any setting, whether it be a bakery, fishing boat or office. If there is a big workforce you can enter as many teams as you wish!

Register your team by clicking here 

(You only need one log in per team - just let us know how many members are in your team and the name of the team via cornwallcan@gmail.com.)

 

After registering record your initial overall weight as a group and over the course of 12 weeks motivate and encourage one another to making positive lifestyle changes.

You can also share your teams progress on social media using the hashtag #CornwallCAN and #behealthyatwork

Top Tip

Increased personal awareness of drinking levels is evidenced to reduce heavy drinking rates 

Success Story

My name is Tony King and I'm part of the Maintenance Team at YMCA Cornwall.  When I first started working here, I spotted the Cycle to Work Scheme on a poster so I thought I would enquire about it.

It's very easy to set up; you can get up to £1000 which covers the cost of the bike, a lock, helmet and lights.  All you had to do was go to the bike shop and choose your bike.

Since getting my bike, I've now been cycling for the past 18 months from Hayle (to Penzance) which is 11 miles.  I feel fitter, I've lost weight and it has got me into cycling having been cycling in France and Belgium.  Next year I'm going cycling in Holland.

All in all, it's a good scheme and I would highly recommend it.

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