Explore NYC With the NY Road Runners’ Running History Tour

Posted by on Friday, April 14th, 2017

Check your calendar! The NY Road Runners Club is featuring a hot-selling (and FREE!) running history tour, but you’d better sign up fast. There is just one date remaining on May 20th at 11 a.m.! “These tours are a great way to liven up your routine,” says Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, a board-certified surgeon at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. “You’ll have an even better appreciation for the landscape on your runs once you’ve learned more about the city’s history,” he explains.

Learn more about the history behind your favorite NY running spots.
Learn more about the history behind your favorite NY running spots. Image Source: Wikimedia user Masen.

A Newcomer’s Guide To Walking Tours In New York City

Posted by on Friday, March 31st, 2017

Walking shapes up your brain, circulation, bones, and mood. And if you’re new to New York City, there’s no better way to get to know your way around the Big Apple. The Manhattan podiatrists here at The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine would love to be your guides to keeping your feet healthy while you explore all that New York City has to offer.

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Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is the ideal starting point for walking in New York City. Image Source: Wikimedia user GK tramrunner229.

NYC Podiatrists Recommend Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth on a Walking Tour

Posted by on Friday, March 17th, 2017

NYC offers an abundance of small specialty shops and bakeries to satisfy your sweet tooth. So if you’ve got a taste for sweets, Sugartooth Tours will introduce you to a few of the best-kept secrets of the local dessert world. “I was always trying to find the best off-the-beaten-path bakeries with the best desserts,” said Tour Creator Sarah Morgan. Her bakery tours have been growing in popularity since she started offering them five years ago, and isn’t just about sweet treats, but about local history, lore and trivia, too.

Our NYC podiatrists recommend taking this walking tour to see different parts of the city, and to keep yourself mobile for many years to come.

Know Before You Go: Take A Virtual Walking Tour of Central Park

Posted by on Friday, February 17th, 2017

If you’ve never been to New York City’s Central Park, the thought of navigating its 843 acres can seem daunting. The six-mile perimeter stretches from Central Park West to Fifth Avenue, and from 59th to 110th. Here’s the good news: you can now take a virtual walking tour of Central Park before you plan your visit.

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New York’s Central Park is massive, but well worth planning a visit. (Image Source: Wikimedia.org)

NYC Podiatrist Recommended Running Routes: Riverside Park

Posted by on Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Looking for a good run in the NYC area to break up the monotony? NYC foot and ankle specialists at The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine recommend Riverside Park, which spans four miles from 72nd to 158th streets. Situated along the scenic Hudson River and designed by famed developer Frederick Law Olmsted, Riverside Park is widely regarded as Manhattan’s “most spectacular” waterfront run.

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You’ll love the view of cherry blossoms on the Riverside Park run, but that’s not all — you also have spectacular waterfront scenery! (Image Source: Wikimedia.org)

NYC Podiatrist Recommended Walking Tours: A Surveillance Tour of New York

Posted by on Friday, January 20th, 2017

The best surveillance infrastructure blends in. Yet, if you’ve got an eye for detail, you can see the pieces of the internet coming together in a tangible way right here on the streets of New York, says Ingrid Burrington, author of Networks of New York. As Manhattan podiatrists and foot/ankle specialists, we believe strongly in getting out and walking around the city, so long as you have a pair of sturdy, well-fitting shoes. Including regular walking as part of a cross-training fitness program is a wonderful way to lead a healthier, happier life. Here is one illuminating walking tour that’s bound to get you thinking …

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Walking around the Financial District is a great way to exercise your feet — and your mind! (Image Source: Wikimedia.com)

NYC Foot Paths & Runs: The Hudson River At Night

Posted by on Friday, January 6th, 2017

“Of all the physical changes in New York City over recent decades, few are as dramatic as the transformation of the lower Hudson,” Brian Fidelman wrote for NY TimesPerhaps there is no better place to run after work, now that the dusk is upon us much quicker. It’s a solid 12-mile run if you’d like to do the entire Hudson River Greenway from Fort Tryon Park near Dyckman Street, through Battery Park City near the 9/11 Memorial, and on through Fort Washington Park, Riverside Park, Hudson River Park, and Riverbank State Park. The shorter variation is a pleasant five miles.

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The Hudson River run is one of the best places to see the sunset. (Image Source: Wikimedia.org)

Get Into The Christmas Spirit With This Holiday Window Walking Tour Recommended By Our Manhattan Foot Doctors!

Posted by on Friday, December 23rd, 2016

The chilly winter weather in New York City doesn’t have to make you squirrel away your life indoors. Why not get out and about with a heart-warming walking tour of the lights and sights of the season? These dazzling holiday window displays are truly works of art. Our Manhattan foot doctors recommend finding a great pair of waterproof boots that fit properly; throwing on a pair of liners and a pair of wool socks; stretching your feet and ankles; then hitting the streets. Adding walking to a cross-training mix keeps your lower extremities warmed up and is an easy way to prevent many foot and ankle injuries.

(Video courtesy of Timeout Magazine)

Note: This suggested self-guided walking tour comes to you courtesy of ABOUT TravelIf you prefer to see many of the same sights with a pay-as-you-like guide (or by bus), you may link up with Free Tours By Foot.

Podiatrists Recommend The Best NYC Walking Tours For Foodies

Posted by on Friday, December 9th, 2016

You don’t have to be a tourist to indulge in a New York City food tour. And as local podiatrists, we advocate walking tours as an excellent way to stay active and enjoy all the Big Apple has to offer. If you find your feet start to ache, don’t assume it’s normal; instead, come see us at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine (with offices in Manhattan and White Plains) to address any discomfort you are experiencing. Often, it’s as simple as changing footwear, doing a few stretches, or slipping a pair of custom insoles into your shoes. So without further ado, here are a few foodie tours you can check out by foot (once the weather warms up some perhaps!)

Podiatrists suggest best NYC walking tours for those who love food.
It wouldn’t be a true NYC food tour without a hot dog. Better choose a walking tour so you don’t put on too many extra pounds! Image Source: Flickr user stu_spivack.

Get Outdoors This Fall: Best NYC Trails for Running, Biking, and Cycling

Posted by on Friday, November 25th, 2016

The last of the red, yellow, and orange leaves still cling to the branches. With temperatures in the fifties, it’s the perfect week to get out and enjoy the crisp autumn weather before the chill of winter hits. Today, our NYC podiatrists share their top picks for New York’s best running and hiking trails.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park offers stunning views of the city and waterfront for runners and cyclists alike. Image Source: Flickr user dumbonyc.