Maddie Paluch
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Hey to all you mob, my name is Maddie and I’m a proud Wiradjuri woman.

I just wanted to get the message out there on how important it is we stay active during this really uncertain time.

The coronavirus has had a big impact on our usual routines, therefore many of us are not exercising as much as we usually would.

For me personally, my schedule went from being in a studio 8 hours a day dancing to now being at home all day long.

It’s really really easy to slip into isolation mode, but it is so important that we keep active, not only for our bodies but our minds as well.

So I thought I would share a few tips and activities that you can do around the house to stay active.

My favourite thing to do is to get out and go for a walk or jog around the block first thing in the morning.

You can also do some backyard yoga, or exercise with a punching bag.

If you don’t have one you can always shadow box, kick a ball around the backyard, or even put on some music and have your very own dance party.

There is things that you can do without equipment as well, like sit-ups, push-ups, planks, squats or lunges.

And if that sounds boring to you then why not challenge yourself to make it creative, like doing squats while you’re washing the dishes, or walking lunges through the house with the broom.

Don’t be afraid to try something new.

Sometimes exercising or working out can seem a little bit frightening to people, or a little bit scary or even boring.

So it’s all up to you to find your own way that you want to move.

I just want to say a big thank you to all the health workers out there, and everybody that is following all of the health advice.

Also, to come together as a community, please share your online tips to #keepourmobsafe, and we can all stay active and fit together.

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Maddie Paluch offers some advice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about how to stay active during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.