Joe Di Stefano, CSCS, RKC – “Joe D.I.” as he is referred, is an international speaker, fitness expert, entrepreneur and coach. Joe is the Director of Sport at Spartan Race, the world’s leading obstacle racing organization. He is also the Founder of RUNGA, an off-the-grid experience designed to educate people on health and fitness, and connect them with their full potential.
Joe has coached athletes from mainstream competitive sports for 15 years and for Obstacle Course Racing exclusively for the last seven. He has instructed more than 100 seminars in over 10 different countries within topics such as OCR, kettlebells, breathing and mobility. Joe’s work has been featured in Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Outside and SELF Magazine.
Our episode today is all about quality breathing and its effects on overall health. We can go three weeks without food, but we can only go three minutes without breath, yet breathing is something that many people don’t think twice about.
Joe also discusses why international travel and running are bad for you, and how intent and belief are the key to health.
Joe leaves listeners with advice on focusing on breathing as a beginner. “The place to start is controlling your breath and respecting the power that it has. It can really truly change your entire outlook and make a lot of the other things a lot easier.” He suggests laying on the floor with your legs on a chair and blowing up balloons, to focus on that quality exhale and inhale.
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