Joe DiStefano on Teaching Children to Navigate This World On Their Own Terms, What Most of Us Get Wrong About Diet, Is Muscle Memory Real and Much More

Joe DiStefano has spent almost two decades as a certified professional in the fitness industry. Joe has become a global authority on how to optimize wellness and longevity on the path to improving fitness and sports performance. He’s coached some of the world’s top athletes, instructed over 100 live events in 15+ countries, and spoken on the TED stage.

On his podcast, Stacked with Joe DiStefano, Joe interviews experts in health, fitness, and longevity whom share their most effective insights— bridging the gap between health and fitness and giving listeners actionable takeaways to fuel them for years to come.

Joe is also the founder of RUNGA- Which hosts a handful of intimate events each year. At these events experts from a variety of disciplines come together to teach, connect, and support guests on their journeys towards wellness and helps them to connect with their individual purpose.

In my conversation with Joe DiStefano, you’ll learn:

-Why the concept of physical fitness remains an enigma for most people…01:14

-The hidden killer of the best-intentioned health regimens…11:30

-How to shop intelligently while bombarded with both true and false advertising…17:50

-How Joe has taught his child to eat wisely…23:20

-Teaching the child to navigate the world around him on his own terms…23:20

-Some of the challenges Joe has faced as a parent…45:35

-How to reconnect with the earth in a culture that encourages sitting all day and night…53:07

-Get out of your comfort zone in order to feel safe in this world…1:00:22

-Identifying crutches that inhibit our true potential…1:10:20

-Is muscle memory a real concept?…1:15:41

-And much more!

Important resources mentioned in this episode:

Joe’s website




Runga website

Stacked Podcast with Joe DiStefano


Tribe, by Sebastian Junger

The Antidote, by Oliver Burkeman

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