Physical Activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It helps reduce the risk of many chronic diseases.
Physical Activity Recommendations for different age groups can be found at CDC's Physical Activity Page
You can also find information on physical activity at Choose My Plate's website
(View a layout of the walking paths above)
The Laurel County Health Department campus features a Walking Path that is open to the public. The track features two paths that can accomodate walker/runners at different levels of experience. There is no charge to use the walking paths.
One path circles the perimeter of the front parking area. This track has a more flat walking patch and is great for beginner walkers. Five laps on this track equals 1 mile.
The second path circles the entire campus of the Laurel County Health Department. This track features inclines in the surface for more experienced walkers. Three laps on this track equals 1 mile.
Also available to the public is an outdoor physical activity area.
Equipment is available to perform weight-bearing activities such as push-ups, pull-ups, crunches, etc.
The equipment is located to the right of the front parking lot.