Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR Q)

This form will tell you if you should check with your doctor before you significantly change your physical activity patterns. Please read each question carefully and answer honestly by indicating YES or NO.

Has your doctor ever said you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?
Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?
In the past month, have you had a chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?
Do you lose balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?
Do you have a bone or joint problem (for example back, knee or hip) that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?
Is your doctor currently prescribing medication for your blood pressure or heart condition?
Do you know of any other reason why you should not take part in physical activity?

If you answered YES to any of the questions:

Please consult with your doctor to clarify that it is safe for you to become physically active. Once you have consulted with your doctor please resubmit this form and state the guidelines given to you by your doctor in the question below.

If you answered NO to all questions:

It is reasonably safe for you to participate in physical activity, gradually building up from your current ability level.

Delay becoming more active if: you are feeling unwell because of temporary illness (cold or fever, including covid), please wait until you feel better; or if you are or may be pregnant please consult your doctor before becoming more active.

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