The President's Challenge Adult Fitness Test

Am I healthy enough to take the test?

The risk associated with exercise or exercise testing varies with a personís health status. Exercise testing performed on healthy adults results in a low number of abnormal cardiovascular events, such as dizziness, fainting, irregular heartbeats, and sometimes, heart attack. The same tests performed on adults with some diseases or risk factors for diseases place them in a higher-risk category for cardiovascular events. During exercise testing, the overall risk in adults is low with about 6 abnormal cardiovascular events per 10,000 people tested (American College of Sports Medicine. (2005). Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, p. 12-13).

American Heart Association Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

If you mark any of the following statements, please talk with your physician or other appropriate health care provider before engaging in exercise.