Do you need to talk to your doctor before you start your exercise program?
You can use the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) below to see if you need to check with your doctor before starting an exercise program.
But I strongly recommend that you use the new PAR-Q+ Online Tool [Resource (1)].
Welcome to the current Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (PAR-Q+) and electronic Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (ePARmed-X+). On behalf of the PAR-Q+ Collaboration we look forward to providing unparalleled access to leading international organizations and related resources for reducing the barriers to physical activity/exercise participation, and promoting the health benefits of physical activity/exercise.
Please feel free to use the following links to access directly the online PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+ programs. The paper version of the English North American PAR-Q+ can also be found here and in our documents section.
(2) Who Needs to See A Doctor Before Starting An Exercise Program–The PARQ+ Will Help You Decide. Posted on June 29, 2015 by Tom Wade MD