If you answered NO to all of the follow-up questions about your medical condition, you are ready to become more physically active:
› It is advised that you consult a qualified exercise professional (e.g., a CSEP-CEP or CSEP-CPT) to help you develop a safe and effective physical activity plan to meet your health needs.
› You are encouraged to start slowly and build up gradually – 20-60 minutes of low- to moderate-intensity exercise, 3-5 days per week including aerobic and muscle strengthening exercises.
› As you progress, you should aim to accumulate 150 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity per week.
› If you are over the age of 45 years and NOT accustomed to regular vigorous physical activity, please consult a qualified exercise professional (CSEP-CEP) before engaging in maximal eff ort exercise.
If you answered YES to one or more of the follow-up questions about your medical condition:
› You should seek further information from a licensed health care professional before becoming more physically active or engaging in a fitness appraisal and/or visit a or qualified exercise professional (CSEP-CEP) for further information.
Delay becoming more active if:
› You are not feeling well because of a temporary illness such as a cold or fever – wait until you feel better.
› You are pregnant - talk to your health care practitioner, your physician, a qualified exercise profesional, and/or complete the PARmed-X for Pregnancy before becoming more physically active OR
› Your health changes - please talk to your doctor or qualified exercise professional (CSEP-CEP) before continuing with any physical activity program.