PAR-Q (Pre-Activity Readiness Questionnaire)
PAR-Q: Regular physical activity is fun and healthy. Being more active is very safe for most people. However, some people should check with their doctor before they start becoming more physically active.
Planning on becoming more physically active? Start by answering the fifteen questions below. If you are between the ages of 15 and 69, the PARQ will tell you if you should check with your doctor before you start. Whoever is over the age of 69 and is not used to being very active, consult your doctor.
Common sense is your best guide when you answer these questions. Please read the questions carefully and answer each one honestly on your own, by selecting YES or No.
If you answered YES to one or more questions then you must talk to your doctor by telephone or in person and receive clearance before increasing your physical activity and/or taking a fitness appraisal. Tell your doctor about the PARQ and to which questions you answered YES. You may be able to participate in any activity you want – as long as you start slowly and build up gradually. Or, you may need to restrict your activities to those which are safe for you.
If you answered NO to ALL questions, you can be reasonably sure that you can start becoming more physically active. Begin slowly and build up gradually. If your health changes so that you would then answer YES to any of the previous questions, tell your personal trainer.
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