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.
If you answer YES to one or more questions please email me to discuss in further detail AND 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 I. Unrestricted physical activity starting off easily and progressing gradually, and II. Restricted or supervised activity to meet your specific needs, at least on an initial basis
If you accurately answer NO to all questions you have reasonable assurance of your present suitability for graduated exercise programme.