Podiatrist Recommended Walking Tour: Explore Mott Street NYC

Posted by on Friday, December 15th, 2017

NYC podiatrists love meeting people who enjoy walking and running. These patients understand that one must “use it or lose it” with regard to mobility. We routinely work with athletes who are eager to get back out there and enjoy the world as soon as possible.

In the past, recovery from foot or ankle injuries involved bed rest—lots and lots of bed rest! However, that prescription is not only impossible for most patients to follow, but it’s irresponsible in that it allows the soft tissues to essentially atrophy with disuse. We recommend taking a monitored, but active, recovery. Gentle stretching and walking as tolerated is an important part of healing. With today’s walking boots and air casts, it’s easier than ever.

So, what’s a fun and easy way to get some gentle exercise in? Walking tours! This way, you not only enjoy the many benefits of walking, but you get to explore some of the top local sights. We recommended this walking tour of Mott Street NYC from VOGUE as a nice itinerary for some of your leisurely recovery days.

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Mott Street NYC is a lovely place for a leisurely foot/ankle rehabilitation walk. Image Source: Flickr user Carl Mikoy.

A Scenic NYC Christmas Lights Run Perfect for the Holiday Season

Posted by on Friday, December 1st, 2017

The weather may be cold, but for die-hard runners, there’s no better time to hit the pavement than during the most festive weeks of the year. New York City is renowned for its picturesque storefronts, enormous lit Christmas trees, and winter markets, making it one of the most impressive places to be during the holiday season. The New York Junior League run club recommends this 4.5-mile NYC Christmas lights run to fill you with holiday cheer, all while keeping your feet stretched and your body in peak cardio condition.

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See the Rockefeller Center’s massive Christmas tree on this NYC running route. Image Source: Flickr user Anthony Quintano.

Local Expeditions Offers Unique Walking Tours in NYC

Posted by on Friday, November 17th, 2017

Even if you’ve lived in New York City your whole life, you know the “City of Dreams” is constantly evolving and changing. After all, the local landscape is so steeped in history that there is always more to learn. As NYC podiatrists, we know the best way to keep your feet flexible and maintain an active lifestyle is to walk and exercise daily. One of the more interesting ways to log the miles is to take a guided walking tour exploring some of the top sights in NYC.

Launched in late 2015, Local Expeditions is a relatively new company, but it’s already redefining the industry—which had been previously dominated by double-decker buses and large group tours hitting all the obvious landmarks—as a company that specializes in more intimate walking tours.

Brooklyn's DUMBO district
Brooklyn’s DUMBO district is just one area you can explore with Local Expedition tours. Image Source: Wikimedia user Benhodgson.

Take a Self-Guided NYC Walking Tour of Iconic TV/Film Locations

Posted by on Friday, November 10th, 2017

If you’ve been in an NYC hotel lately—like The Manhattan in Times Square, the Warwick, the Hilton Times Square, the Lexington Hotel, or The Paul Hotel—you may have noticed the digital concierge machines in the lobby areas. Now, NYC visitors can take customized self-guided walking tours of NYC filming locations with the Porter 24 service. Once a route is finalized, the complete itinerary will be sent to your email via your smartphone. A digital postcard feature lets travelers send personalized memories of their visits as they go.

As NYC podiatrists, we highly recommend taking one of these tours as an easy, affordable way to enjoy an active vacation. Just make sure you have a decent pair of athletic shoes, then hit the streets to explore the iconic film/TV locations our great city has to offer.

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Love Seinfeld? Visit Tom’s Restaurant, the iconic “Monk’s Cafe” diner featured in the show, on a self-guided NYC walking tour of iconic TV/film locations! Image Source: Wikimedia user MGA73bot2.

NYC Podiatrist Recommended Self-Guided Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour

Posted by on Friday, September 29th, 2017

Our NYC podiatry office is located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, but every now and then, we like to travel south to soak up a different vibe. Brooklyn is sort of like Manhattan’s younger sibling—one that beats to its own drum. Just beyond the East River, this hip neighborhood—arguably Manhattan’s “first suburb”—begins at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. You can cover a lot of ground on foot—with the right pair of well-fitting shoes, of course! Here’s a walking tour that will take you to the top sights in Brooklyn Heights.

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The view of the NYC skyline doesn’t get much better than the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Check it out on this NYC podiatrist recommended walking tour. Image Source: Wikimedia user File Upload Bot.

NYC Podiatrist Recommended Owl’s Head Park Walking Tour

Posted by on Friday, September 8th, 2017

There is still time to take advantage of the nice weather in New York City with a free walking tour. On Saturday, September 9th, the Owl’s Head Park Horticulture Group of the Shore Road Parks Conservancy will host a one-hour walking tour featuring Bay Ridge historian Henry Stewart. The tour begins at the Owl’s Head Park entrance on Colonial Road and 67th Street at high noon. The rain date will be Sunday the 10th—same time, same place. NYC podiatrists say taking regular walking tours is the best way to keep your feet flexible and strong for years to come.

Explore Owl's Head Park with this free walking tour.
Explore Owl’s Head Park with this free walking tour. Image Source: Wikimedia user Jim.henderson.

Manhattan Podiatrist Recommended New York City Waterfront Walking Tour

Posted by on Friday, August 18th, 2017

If you calculated the size of all New York City waterways, it would comprise the sixth-largest borough, next to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. The borders run more than 500 miles of varied scenery that includes beaches, wetlands, industrial landscapes, and preserved green-space. From our cubicles and interior offices, it can be easy to forget we’re so close to the water. Try this NYC walking tour of the waterfront to reconnect with nature and “get away from it all” without leaving the City.

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Nothing beats a Brooklyn Bridge Park sunset, say NYC podiatrists! Image Source: Flickr user dumbonyc.

New York Walking Tours: NoshWalks Offers Taste of Lower East Side Jewish Food

Posted by on Friday, August 4th, 2017

The weather is still a joy in New York City this time of year, so let’s get walking to keep our blood circulating, our muscles strong, and our bodies mobile! NoshWalks offers culinary walking tours of the different ethnic neighborhoods, including Italian, Latin American, Bangladeshi, South Asian, Caribbean, African, Israeli, and more! One of the best tours they offer is the “Tastes of the Jewish Lower East Side.” Often, this tour is combined with a walk through Chinatown and Little Italy for a real multicultural extravaganza!

Noshwalk's Lower East Side walking tour includes a stop by the Eldridge Street Synagogue.
NoshWalk’s Lower East Side walking tour explores the Jewish community, including the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Image Source: Flickr user Librarygroover.

New East Harlem Walking Tours Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

Posted by on Friday, July 21st, 2017

East Harlem has a problem. The rate of obesity in East Harlem is over four times the rate in Stuyvesant Town and Turtle Bay. In fact, almost two-thirds of people living in East Harlem are considered “obese.” The diabetes rate among adults is 13%, compared to NYC’s 9%, and heart disease hospitalization rates in East Harlem were 45% higher than the NYC average.

With heart disease as the leading cause of death among East Harlem residents, it’s no secret that something must be done to turn the tide and encourage people to lead healthier lifestyles. In a new plan to combat obesity, the city plans to pay five community groups up to $2,000 each to arrange walking tours along the new 3.5-mile East Harlem Walking Trail.

East Harlem has become a better place to walk this year.
East Harlem has become a better place to walk this year. Image Source: Wikimedia user Spiritia.

Foot Doctors Recommend Best Walking Tours Outside of New York City

Posted by on Friday, July 7th, 2017

You don’t have to venture far to take a “vacation” from New York City, as great opportunities to break out your walking shoes and explore new surroundings are less than three hours away. Whether you love to shop, stroll alongside beautiful landscapes, grab a bite to eat, or check out unique attractions, these podiatrist-recommended day trips from NYC will stretch your legs and help you lead the healthy, active lifestyle you envision.

Valley Forge is a great place to spend the day and get some walking in.
Valley Forge is a great place to spend the day and get some walking in. Image Source: Wikimedia user Rdsmith4.