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How To Live a Nutritious Life in Alexandria, VA

March 16, 2017

Since living an active, healthy lifestyle is important, let’s discuss two simple ways you can maintain this routine in Alexandria: Shop Local and Get Active.

Get Active: The best pairing to a nutritious diet is an active lifestyle. ROSS’ Alexandria apartments for rent provide residents with access to state-of-the-art fitness facilities, so there’s no need for them to join a gym with a monthly fee – everything they need to exercise indoors is literally a few steps from their front door! In addition, select communities also offer sparkling swimming pools with sundecks, fenced-in dog parks, instructor-led fitness classes, volleyball courts, tennis courts and basketball courts.

Shop Local: There are four farmers’ markets available to residents of Alexandria that provide easy access to fresh and local goods, which can be used to start or maintain a diet that’s both nutritious and delicious!

  1. Old Town Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. year round in the Market Square plaza, where it’s been for over 260 years, making it the nation’s oldest farmers’ market to be held continuously at the same site! During peak seasons, this market offers visitors over 70 vendors that supply the freshest foods – and there’s FREE PARKING in the Market Square garage!
  2. Del Ray Farmers’ Market is also open Saturday mornings year round, from 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., located on the corner of East Oxford and Mount Vernon avenues. This market offers fresh pasta and sauces, meats, poultry, cheeses, baked goods and so much more.
  3. Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market runs April through November in Four Mile Run Park and is open on Sundays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This seasonal favorite accepts food stamps (SNAP/EBT), which helps bring “fresh, nutritious food to people of all income levels.” The market’s other commendable goals are to “provide an opportunity for local artisans and producers of goods to bring their wares to market, strive to reflect the diversity of the community, and improve the quality of life for Alexandria residents and visitors.”
  4. West End Farmers Market runs out of Ben Brenman Park on Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. during May through November. This market offers fresh, locally grown, in-season fruits and veggies as well as pastries, cheeses and a variety of fresh breads for the week.

So, if you’re looking for a community with amenities that make it more convenient for you to maintain your active, healthy lifestyle – and encourage you to start making healthier, more active decisions – explore ROSS’ apartments for rent in Alexandria, VA. Your body and mind will thank you!