LIFE: Lifestyle Stories by Dan Allaire, OurHometown.ca http://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/allaire Dan Allaire is a certified Level 1 Crossfit trainer. He also has Crossfit certifications in Power Lifting as well as Movement and Mobility. Dan is also a Level 1 Agatsu KettleBell instructor and has attended various seminars on paleolithic nutrition, strongman training and Olympic lifting. Vitamin D3 - Get it In You!http://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0009.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0009.phpVitamin D is an essential vitamin, meaning our bodies cannot produce it on its own and the main source for it is direct sunlight contact on the skin, something that can be challenging in this part of the world. Getting sun on your arms and face is not enough. You need exposure on the lighter parts of your body. We’ve been told too much sun is bad for you but not enough sun is even worse in my opinion. Fri, 25 May 2012 00:37:13 -0500Strong vs. “Bulky”http://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0008.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0008.phpIt has come up more than a few times over the past number of weeks from both men and women (more from women) who fear lifting weights will cause them to “bulk” up. Let me be blunt, unless you are taking “the juice” or coming to the gym 3 times a day and doing bodybuilding exercises and eating a special diet it is NOT going to happen. Don’t flatter yourself He-man! Thu, 17 May 2012 13:54:57 -0500Heart and Technique will get you therehttp://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0007.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0007.phpI attended a strongman seminar last summer with Hugo Girard (2003 World’s Strongest Man) as the coach, needless to say we were gonna lift heavy and we did. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:29:35 -0500Good Intentions, Not Good Enoughhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0006.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0006.php Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:34:30 -0600Age is just a number, not an excuse!http://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0005.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0005.phpI hear people use their age as an excuse for many things. I will start with my personal example and then it will be time to look in the mirror and not just see yourself but dig deep to see if you fall into the ” I’m too old for…” category. Fact of the matter is, age is just a number but far too often we hide behind it and cheat ourselves out of great experiences and healthier, happier life. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:24:52 -0600Chipping away at your Lifestyle Change In 2012http://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0004.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0004.phpSometimes people take the term lifestyle change and use it in a way that makes it sound easy. It’s not! It is more than doable with the right frame of mind but think about making that statement for a second. Change is not easy anytime and undoing something you’ve been doing for years is no easy feat. Tue, 03 Jan 2012 12:21:50 -0600The Journey to a new YOU starts with a Mirror, not a Scalehttp://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0003.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0003.phpToo often people use a scale to determine whether they are healthy or not. Truth be told the scale is not an indicator of your health level. That number you are obsessing over, more often than not, is just that - a number. Instead of looking down, look up and into the mirror to judge how healthy you are. Mon, 05 Dec 2011 13:15:24 -0600Lets enjoy the Journey Togetherhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0002.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/lifestyle/DA0002.phpMy name is Dan Allaire. I am 38 years old and discovered the benefits of a healthier lifestyle five years ago. Now I am in a position to help you begin yours. I took my passion for health and fitness to the next level and got certified in the Crossfit discipline. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:52:43 -0600