A questionnaire for people aged 15-69.
Regular physical activity is fun and healthy, and increasingly more people are starting to become more active every day. Being more active is very safe for most people. However, some people should check with their doctor before they start becoming much more physically active.
If you are planning to become much more physically active than you are now, start by answering the seven questions in the box below. If you are between the ages of 15 and 69, the PAR-Q will tell you if you should check with your doctor before you start. If you are over 69 years of age, and you are not used to being very active, check with your doctor.
Common sense is your best guide when you answer these questions. Please read the questions carefully and answer each one honestly: check YES or NO.
If you answered YES to one or more questions:
Talk to your doctor either in person or by phone before you start becoming more physically active and/or taking a fitness appraisal. Tell your doctor what questions you answered yes to on this form. You may still be able to do any activity you want as long as you start slowly and build up gradually or it may be that you need to restrict your activities to those which are safe for you.