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Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

 

Commencing an Exercise Programme Safety Check

 

A modified version of the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q), below was developed by the Canadian British Columbia Ministry of Health. 

For most people physical activity should not pose any problem or hazard.  PAR-Q has been designed to identify the small number of adults for whom physical activity might be inappropriate or those who should have medical advice concerning the type of activity most suitable for them.  Read and answer the questions carefully.

 

YES

 

o

 

o

 

o

 

 

o

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

o

 

NO

 

o

 

o

 

o

 

 

o

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

1.  Has your doctor ever said you have heart trouble?

 

2.  Do you frequently have pains in your heart or chest?

 

3.  Do you often feel faint or have spells of severe

     dizziness?

 

4.  Has a doctor ever said your blood pressure was too

     high?

 

5.  Has your doctor ever told you that you have a bone or

     joint problem such as arthritis that has been aggravated

     by exercise, or might be made worse by exercise?

 

6.  Is there a good physical reason not mentioned here

     why  you should not follow an activity program even if

     you wanted to?

 

7.  Are you over age 65 and not accustomed to vigorous

     exercise?

 

If you answered yes to any of the above questions or you are unsure always see your doctor before starting an exercise programme.

 

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