PAR-Q

PAR-Q : Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

 

PAR-Q is designed for individuals to find out more about their physical abilities before engaging in any physical activity. It helps them to assess whether they are fit for a particular activity.

Personal trainers often use the PAR-Q to identify any reasons why their clients shouldn’t start a course of physical exercise. A PAR-Q highlights any medical conditions or physical inabilities that a client may need to discuss with his or her doctor and that the trainer may need to take into consideration during training.

Has your doctor ever said that 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 chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?

Do you lose your 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 drugs (for example, water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition?

Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?

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