TOGETHER we have spectacularly smashed The Herald's loveLIFE campaign targets – making Plymouth a healthier place to be.
Since starting the campaign in October 2011, when The Herald and partners launched our life-changing health and fitness campaign, we set ourselves four ambitious targets.
And thanks to you we have not only reached them, we have surpassed them.
We asked you to run, walk, swim and cycle one million miles, stub out a million cigarettes, dance a million steps and lose 100,000lbs in weight.
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You have achieved all of this and more. You have stubbed out a fantastic 5,118,695 cigarettes, and you have run, walked, pedalled and swam an enormous 2,820,642 miles.
Adding to that, you danced an astronomical 123,641,868 steps, over 123 times what we challenged you, and lost 183,395lbs in weight.
The combined efforts of our readers and our partners - Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Community Healthcare, Plymouth Community Homes, NHS Plymouth, Everyone Active and UCP Marjon - mean Plymouth is now a fitter, healthier and happier place.
We launched the loveLIFE campaign as Plymouth faced worrying city statistics: that a quarter of adults in Plymouth smoke, which will kill more than 500 people in the city each year.
Also that four out of ten women in smoke while pregnant and one in three children will leave primary school either overweight or obese.
The most worrying statistic of all was that a child born in Devonport will die 15 years before one born in Widewell.
But you took those statistics and made a change.
Hundreds of people came forward and signed up to include their totals in the campaign.
From that moment on the loveLIFE campaign not only captured the attention and imagination of ordinary people, but also celebrities and politicians.
It was applauded by Prime Minister David Cameron, who threw his weight behind the campaign at the beginning, and he has celebrated and congratulated what everyone has achieved at the end.
The campaign engaged people of all ages and changes were made that will last a lifetime.
The greatest legacy of all is not only the amazing success of the of the year gone by, but what our great city takes with it in the years to come.