Lifestyle Warning

Before making any lifestyle change or starting any health promotion program, including exercise or nutrition programs, you must consider the possible impact on your body and risk of accidents or injury. Potential hazards exist for all participants and those with any pre-existing medical conditions are at an even higher risk. It is always important to consider the guidance of your primary care physician before making any such lifestyle change or start any health-related program. The information and resources provided from Healthy Company Alliance, Inc are intended to provide general health information and are not intended to provide individual medical advice.


 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY READINESS QUESTIONNAIRE (PAR-Q)

Questions Yes/NO
Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only perform physical activity recommended by a doctor?Yes/NO
Do you feel pain in your chest when you perform physical activity?Yes/NO
In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not performing any physical activity?Yes/NO
Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?Yes/NO
Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?Yes/NO
Is your doctor currently prescribing any medication for your blood pressure or for a heart condition?Yes/NO
Do you know of any other reason why you should not engage in physical activity?Yes/NO
NOTE: If you have answered "Yes" to one or more of the above questions, consult your physician before engaging in physical activity. Tell your physician which questions you answered "YES" to. After a medical evaluation, seek advice from your physician on what type of activity is suitable for your current condition.