We want to hear your stories!

Get in touch with Hugh and the team at info@newcastlecan.com so you can inspire others and share your goals for the year. We’d love to hear from you – do you know someone that's a health hero?!

Newcastle’s Active Health Team, Newcastle City Council

With an aim to improve the lives of people across the city by helping them to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Newcastle’s Active Health Team are responsible for delivering health intervention programmes across the city. Through their 'Why Weight', 'On the Go' and 'Livewell' programmes they are helping adults and children across the city to achieve and maintain a healthy weight through participating in sustained physical activity, adopting a healthy diet and achieving a positive attitude to both which lasts long after involvement in the programmes, improving health and reducing the likelihood of associated long term conditions.

Newcastle’s Active Health Team, Newcastle City Council

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Dave Hudson - Weight Loss Hero!

"Over the past few years I've lost 17 stone. At my heaviest, my knees and hips constantly ached and I couldn't bear to stand, let alone walk. I had sleep apnea, high blood pressure, I was borderline diabetic and I was being warned by my doctor that I would be in an early grave if things didn’t change. 17 stone lighter and I feel like I’m myself again. Last year I did the Great North 5k and have since got the race bug! My advice to people starting on their weight loss journey is to never give up. You won’t regret losing it. I’m healthier and so much happier now." Read more of Dave's journey at https://www.newcastlecan.com/articles/losing-17-stone-daves-incredible-story.

Dave Hudson - Weight Loss Hero!

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Newcastle Hospitals

Since Newcastle Can launched back in January, the Newcastle Hospital teams have been at the forefront of the campaign, setting themselves a challenge of collectively losing 1,000lbs! With an amazing 19 teams set up and a total of 184 members so far, they’re really showing that Newcastle Hospitals Can! “I am very impressed with how Newcastle Hospital staff have stepped up to the Newcastle Can challenge. Seeing staff groups supporting each other to lose weight and improve their own health is inspirational. Some groups have set up a weekly weigh in and others have started walking regularly . Our staff running groups have also increased in size as staff pull on their running shoes to get active and shed the pounds. I am confident that we will keep this up and hit our 1,000lb weight loss target for the year.” - Charlotte Dodson, - Health Improvement Practitioner (Advanced) Better Health at Work, The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Inspired Outsourcing

Inspired Outsourcing, a contact centre based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, are some our Newcastle Can heroes! Having pledged to lose 1,000 lbs collectively as a business, they're running loads of initiatives in the work place, encouraging sign up from all employees and having a load of fun with it! From lunch and breakfast clubs, to stop the pop Tuesdays and an Inspired running club - these guys are at the heart of the campaign and showing just how business can and should be at the forefront of the fight to create a healthier nation. Read more from them at https://goo.gl/5BKudy

Inspired Outsourcing

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About the
Campaign

We all might have a pretty good idea of what we need to do to lose weight and get fit, but doing it alone can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle. So let’s come together as a city to change the way we live, work and play, and help make Newcastle the healthiest, happiest city it can be.

Please join us by updating us on your progress and making it count towards the grand total. In return, we’ll give you regular diet and fitness tips, let you know what’s going on in your area and keep you updated on what Hugh’s doing in Newcastle throughout the year.