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.
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.
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!
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-thirdsof 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.
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.
What better way to take charge of your health and mobility than to get out walking every day? In New York City, there is no shortage of interesting ways to put on your running shoes and explore new nooks and crannies. We love the many NYC walking tours that shed light and perspective on the history of this great city, and one of the newest options is “The Unofficial Hamiltour” offered by award-winning tour operator Broadway Up Close.
As avid runners, the podiatrists and sports medicine doctors at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine love any chance to get outdoors, clock our miles, and keep our feet stretched. In our opinion, running is one of the best ways to strengthen the muscles of the foot and ankle to ensure greater mobility for years to come. City Running Tours is one of the local operators offering a chance to jog around and learn about different parts of our beautiful NYC. And their tagline, “Sweat and sightsee in New York City,” sounds like a good motto to us!
In Manhattan, there’s no shortage of unique ways to stay busy and active, but one of our podiatrists’ favorite activities is touring the city to learn more about local NYC history. The NYC Slavery and the Underground Railroad Tour is one you won’t want to miss. With up to twelve people per group, the tour starts out at the National Museum of the American Indian and takes you around the Financial District of the early 1800’s as you’ve never known it before.
Arriving in a new city can be stressful, but TopDog Tours was founded to give newcomers a better NYC tour guide experience. The groups are small and intimate. “We want you to ask questions, interact, and have an amazing time going on our city walks,” explains co-founder Patrick Kelly.
As part of a well-rounded health care team, our NYC podiatrists love to see active New Yorkers enjoying Central Park right down the block from our Manhattan office. One of the best things you can do to ensure your mobility well into old age is to get out there every day and move your feet! Learn more about how guided tours can offer you an insightful way of experiencing the city.
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