If you answered 'YES' to one or more questions,
Talk to your doctor by phone or in-person BEFORE you start becoming much more physically active or BEFORE you have a fitness appraisal. Tell your doctor about the PAR-Q and which questions you answered YES.
You may be able to do any activity you want – as long as you start slowly and build up gradually. Or, you may need to restrict your activities to those which are safe for you. Talk with your doctor about the kinds of activities you wish to participate in and follow his/her advice.
Find out which community programs are safe and helpful for you.
If you answered NO honestly to all PAR-Q questions, you can be reasonably sure that you can: Start becoming much more physically active – begin slowly and build up gradually. This is the safest and easiest way to go. Take part in a fitness appraisal – this is an excellent way to determine your basic fitness so that you can plan the best way for you to live actively.
Delay becoming much more active:
If you are not feeling well because of a temporary illness such as a cold or a fever – wait until you feel better
If you are or may be pregnant – talk to your doctor before you start becoming more active.
If your health changes so that you then answer YES to any of the above questions, tell your fitness or health professional. Ask whether you should change your physical activity plan.