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by: Tami Charbonnet

 Mr. Louie Breffeilh feels both happy and healthy at the wonderful age of 73.  Louie moved to Houma in 1978 with my family as a purchasing agent for a local shipyard.  Louie explains that in August of 2016, he developed chronic lower back pain. One of his running buddies asked if he thought about trying yoga. She was a member of ROOT2RISE and told him to give it a try.  He exclaims, “I called and made an appointment with co-owner of R2R, Shantelle Abshire, and I have been absolutely hooked ever since.  Yoga helped my pain almost immediately. The classes have also helped other muscles in my body and they have made me stronger and breath properly.  As in high school and college, I’ve had my share of favorite teachers.  In my two years as a member of R2R, some have come and gone, but each replacement has brought their own unique talents."

      Louie has been active since he was 16 years old, “I have been involved with weight lifting, running for 45 years, spinning for 14 years, walking, yoga for 2 years. I also try to stay on a healthy diet, specifically the Mediterranean Diet that works for me. I will continue to exercise and practice yoga because of the phenomenal health benefits it provides.”

Mr. Louie adds, “My advice to others is to eat healthy, do what your doctor tells you, and try to exercise and practice yoga daily. “

Louie’s Favorite inspiring quote:

“TO BE PERFECTLY OURSELVES IS SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL ASPIRE TO, BUT THE PATH THAT LEADS US TO THE-BEST-VERSION-OF- OURSELVES IS THE PATH OF PROGRESS.”-Louie Breffeilh

                                               

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