Find resources for active living
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can help:
Control your weight
Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease
Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
Reduce your risk of some cancers
Strengthen your bones and muscles
Improve your mental health and mood
Improve your ability to do daily activities and prevent falls, if you're an older adult
Increase your chances of living longer
Physical activity can improve endurance, flexibility, and strength and can include things like walking the dog or working in the garden.
Below are some great resources for active living in Louisville:
Bike Louisville is a program in Metro Government that works to create a bicycling environment that is safe, efficient, and enjoyable for riders of all ages and levels of experience.
Check out where your neighbors are meeting around the city to be active. Everything from tai chi and karate to zumba and yoga.
Join us twice a year on the waterfront for walking, running, biking, and paddling on the Ohio River
From hiking to canoe rides, camping, and archery
Hike or bike a trail, go to a smoke-free playground or sprayground, take a fitness class, or walk a Mayor's Mile
Explore the Louisville Loop
The Louisville Loop is an estimated 100-mile trail system that will encircle the city and link existing and new parks and neighborhoods to civic attractions, transportation alternative and recreation opportunities
Enjoy walking, biking and hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, playgrounds and more in this beautiful natural setting.
Tai Chi is a gentle way to fight stress and anxiety
Many organizations in Louisville host walk fundraisers. This is a way to use your physical activity to gather with friends, family or coworkers and to raise funds for a cause. You can find walking events all year long in Louisville.