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
For information about local parks & recreation visit https://www.londonky.gov/parks-recreation/
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.
LONDON-LAUREL COUNTY WELLNESS PARK
The London-Laurel County Wellness Park is located behind the Laurel County Public Library off KY-192. Two historic coal silos adorn the property that features plenty of parking, basketball courts, a skate park, bicycle pump track, two restrooms, two small picnic shelters, two large picnic shelters, two volleyball courts, a playground, walking trail, mountain bike trail, and a splash pad
NATURE & HIKING TRAILS
Photo credit: Kelly Burton
With over 600 hundred miles of trails scattered all throughout the Daniel Boone Forest for hikers, mountain bikers, adventure racers, it’s easy to see why London – Laurel County has become a destination for hiking enthusiasts, nature-lovers and those who yearn to be in the great outdoors! Learn more about nature & hiking trails such as The Boone Trace & Wilderness Road Trail, Sugar Tree Hollow, Vanhook Falls, Fraizer Knob and many other nature opportunities at https://visitlondonky.com/attractions/nature-and-hiking/