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While children’s and adolescents’ physical activity has decreased, also their physical ability to manage daily challenges has deteriorated. Due to this, in many cases school-age children’s physical functional capacity is not sufficient to deal with everyday situations.
The starting point for the national Move! system was to first determine what physical functional capacity is and for which everyday challenges pupils need physical functional capacity. Based on today’s pupils’ needs, a monitoring system was created to produce information about pupils’ functional capacity and to encourage pupils, parents and professionals to improve the situation.
>A physically active life style and the positive experiences gained from the physical tasks enhance psychological well-being and health. These are the building blocks for a positive physical self-image, which also supports the general self-image. Based on all this, the measurements include six sections, which describe the physical functional capacity.

Level of Education: School

Lead Organisation: Finnish National Agency for Education

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