Tech-free run for Matt Golinski to make 'most of the moment'
CELEBRITY chef Matt Golinski makes his run through Noosa National Park a strict technology-free zone.
He and singer Kelsie Rimmer are the latest to join the movement to inspire locals to Make the Most of the Moment on the Sunshine Coast.
The campaign, by Sunshine Coast Destination Limited and Tourism Events Queensland, encourages people to be "smarter with their smartphones" so they don't miss experiencing what is around them.
Matt developed a passion for fitness after a long emotional and physical rehabilitation.
In a tragic house fire on Boxing Day in 2011, he suffered burns to 40% of his body and was kept in an induced coma in hospital for two months.
Matt said his regular Noosa National Park runs were about being in the moment.
"It is about appreciating whatever you are experiencing here and now and without distractions," he said.
"When I'm running I like to tune into the smells, sights and sounds around me including the surf, the birds and the wind in the trees as well as the rhythm of my steps and breathing."
Matt and Kelsie are encouraging locals to jump online and complete a fun tongue-in-cheek quiz that assesses their smartphone use and then take up the Make the Most of the Moment challenge.
It came as no surprise to Kelsie after completing the quiz that she was identified as a smartphone "addict" and may be in need of some serious digital detox.
"Facebook! I constantly find myself scrolling through a multitude of trivial, uninteresting status updates with no memory of how I got there, what I'm doing or why," she said.
"Facebook is holding me hostage and my smartphone is the culprit."
Once people have completed the quiz at http://www.makethemostofthemoment.com.au they can enter the Make the Most of the Moment challenge, which asks entrants to upload a photo just after they have experienced their Sunshine Coast Moment.
Entrants in the photo competition go into a draw for $10,000 worth of great prizes.