For almost everyone, the benefits of physical activity far outweigh any risks. For some individuals, specific advice from a Qualified Exercise Professional (QEP – has post-secondary education in exercise sciences and an advanced certification in the
area – see csep.ca/certifications) or health care provider is advisable. This questionnaire is intended for all ages – to help move you along the path to becoming more physically active.
The following questions will help to ensure that you have a safe physical activity experience. Please check the box if you have experienced the described condition within the last six (6) months. If you have not experienced any of the described conditions, please select "No to all".
During a typical week, on how many days do you do moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical
activity (such as brisk walking, cycling or jogging)?
On days that you do at least moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity (e.g., brisk walking), for how many minutes do you do this activity?
For adults, please multiply your average number of days/week by the average number of minutes/day:
GENERAL ADVICE FOR BECOMING MORE ACTIVE
Increase your physical activity gradually so that you have a positive experience. Build physical activities that you enjoy
into your day (e.g., take a walk with a friend, ride your bike to school or work) and reduce your sedentary behaviour
(e.g., prolonged sitting).
If you want to do vigorous-intensity physical activity (i.e., physical activity at an intensity that makes it hard to carry on a conversation), and you do not meet minimum physical activity recommendations noted above, consult a Qualified Exercise Professional (QEP) beforehand. This can help ensure that your physical activity is safe and suitable for your circumstances. Physical activity is also an important part of a healthy pregnancy. Delay becoming more active if you are not feeling well because of a temporary illness.
If you selected any of the conditions described in section two (2), choose which selection applies to you.