PAR-Q (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) definition

A self-administered form that contains seven yes or no questions focused on symptoms of heart disease and bone or joint problems.

This form is commonly used by fitness facilities, trainers or programs as a basic screening tool for members and clients between the ages of 15 and 69.

The purpose of this form is to determine if you can be reasonably safe starting an exercise program or increasing your current level of activity. If you answer yes to any questions, it is recommended that you consult your physician prior to starting exercise.

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