Move! is a national physical functional capacity monitoring and feedback system for Finnish 5th and 8th grade pupils. It produces information that can be combined with the extensive health check-ups performed for the 5th and 8th grade pupils. The main purpose of the system is to encourage pupils to independently take care of their physical functional capacity.

In 2010, the Ministry of Education and Culture and Finnish National Agency for Education commissioned the Faculty of Sport at the University of Jyväskylä to develop a national monitoring system for physical functional capacity. The Move! system has been developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the National Institute for Health and Welfare, and the Trade Union of Education in Finland. The Move! system started in Finnish Basic education schools in autumn 2016.

Recommendations for physical activity for school age children in Finland:

  • All 7–18 year-old children should get a minimum of 1-2 hours of various kinds of age appropriate exercise every day.
  • Sitting for more than two hours in a row should be avoided.
  • Time spent in front of a screen should be limited to a maximum of two hours per day.