Even a short visit to New York can take a toll on your system. From the endless walking to environmental toxins to getting dehydrated during the Pride March (pretty much inevitable), your body needs help bouncing back. These health-boosting tips, from using CBD oil to buying good shoes, will keep you in tip-top shape before, during, and after your visit. Be well, and welcome to New York!
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There are seemingly endless sources for CBD oil, a hemp-derived supplement showing up everywhere from health food stores to cafes. Choose cbdMD when you need a calming, restorative dose of this extraordinary ingredient. cbdMD uses certified USDA organic hemp grown in the U.S. as a source of the chemical compound cannabidiol (known as CBD). A non-psychotropic, CBD promotes mental health, reduces inflammation throughout the body, and helps improve cardiovascular and gastrointestinal functions. cbdMD offers their superior product as tincture drops, capsules, gummies, vape oil, and in topical ointments. There are even CBD products for pets! Find cbdMD products online at cbdmd.com.
Buy Good Shoes
This might be the most important tip of all. We can’t stress enough how vital shoes are to your experience in New York—especially during the jam-packed days of WorldPride. You need shoes you can walk in for miles, plus wear during dance parties and long periods of standing throughout the Pride March. Check out Shoe Parlor in midtown for comfy, stylish sneakers, boots, and tennis shoes, and let the pros on staff help you pick the perfect pair for your city wanderings. 851 7th Ave., 212-582-0039, shoeparlor.com
Eat & Drink Your Greens
Leafy green vegetables are nature’s medicine. Dark leafy greens such as kale, collard greens, and spinach contain vitamins A, C, E, and K, which support a wide range of systems throughout the body and may even prevent cancer cell growth. Their fiber and low carbohydrate content also help maintain a healthy weight. For a bright kale salad made with oranges and carrot turmeric vinaigrette, visit Fournos Theophilos in midtown. This bi-level Greek eatery serves healthy proteins, grains, and greens with rich Mediterranean flavors. They even make fresh green juice in-house with spinach, apple, and celery for a refreshing dose of health! 45 West 45th St., 212-278-0015, fournos.com
Take a Free Outdoor Yoga ClassPhoto by Etienne Frossard
Work out your warrior, cobra, and downward dog at one of New York’s many free yoga classes in parks throughout the five boroughs. Yoga calms the mind and invigorates the body, reducing stress and promoting awareness of yourself and your environment. The various poses also strengthen muscle tone and improve flexibility, equipping you to work out longer and harder in cardio and muscle-building exercises. Join New Yorkers in iconic public spaces like Bryant Park, Washington Square Park, Prospect Park, and Riverside Park at no cost for some guided yoga while you’re in town. Not to mention, you’ll receive the added health benefits of being outside! Check out this list of parks offering a variety of yoga classes during Pride Month.
June in New York will be sunny and warm, which provides plenty of vitamin D but may also dry you out. Drink super-hydrating waters at the best juice place in town: Juice Press. Anywhere you are in the city, there will almost certainly be a Juice Press nearby, ready with fresh bottled coconut water and other organic cold-pressed juices. You can also drink water infused with maple, rose, aloe, and added electrolytes at this hydrator’s emporium. There are locations in just about every neighborhood in Manhattan, plus outposts in Brooklyn and Queens. Various locations, juicepress.com
Splurge on a Massage
The stress of traveling, not to mention carrying a heavy bag, catches up with you. De-stress with a massage at Anta Skin & Laser Spa in Chelsea. They offer massages using techniques like Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, reflexology, and even a massage with CBD Oil. These professional and affordable massages will work out your tension and calm you down so you can enjoy your WorldPride all the more! 356 Seventh Ave., 3rd Floor, 646-484-6727, antaskinspa.com
The ReVita Drip IV from ReBalance is your pass to an ache-free WorldPride. A well-lit and modern office in Midtown East provides an IV Drip in a room with big comfy chairs and skyline views. A licensed nurse practitioner will ask you questions about your current symptoms and any relevant medical history. A robust menu of IV Drips awaits, including but not limited to ReVita Cleanse for a detox, ReVita Resist for immune support, and ReVita Hangover for, well, you know. 635 Madison Ave., 212-380-1764, rebalancenyc.com