6 Minute Walk Test

How long will it take? 30 minutes

What will happen?

The 6-minute walk test measures your general fitness.

  1. Your blood pressure will be measured using a cuff on your arm.
  2. You will be asked to wear a small device on your finger to measure the oxygen in your blood before and after walking.
  3. Then you will walk down a hallway as fast as you can for 6 minutes. The goal is to walk as far as possible and we will measure how many meters you walk.
  4. Your blood pressure will be taken again.

How do I prepare?

Wear comfortable shoes. Avoid sandals, flip flops, and shoes with heels.
We will have water available.

Will I be told my results?

Your coordinator will immediately tell you how many meters you have walked.