Physical Activity Readiness QuestionnairePAR-Q
Many health benefits are associated with regular exercise, and the completion of PAR-Q is a sensible first step to take if you are planning to increase the amount of physical activity in your life.
For most people, physical activity should not pose any problem or hazard. PAR-Q is 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.
Common sense is the best guide in answering these few questions. Please read them carefully and check the correct answer opposite the question if it applies to you! If you have questions, we are here to help! You can reach us via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If You Answer:
Yes to one or more questions:
If you have not recently done so, consult with your doctor by telephone or in person before increasing your physical
activity and/or taking a fitness appraisal. Tell your doctor what questions you answered ‘yes’ to on PAR-Q or present your
PAR-Q copy. After medical evaluation, seek advice from your doctor as to your suitability for:
- Unrestricted physical activity starting off easily and progressing gradually, and
- Restricted or supervised activity to meet your specific needs, at least on an initial
No to all questions:
If you answered PAR-Q accurately, you have reasonable assurance of your present suitability for:
- A graduated exercise program
Assumption Of Risk
I hereby state that I have read, understood and answered honestly the questions above.
I also state that I wish to participate in activities that may include aerobic exercise,
resistance exercise and stretching. I realise that my participation in these activities
involves the risk of injury and even the possibility of death. Furthermore, I hereby
confirm that I am voluntarily engaging in an acceptable level of exercise, which has been
recommended to me.