The Association Between Functional Movement and Overweight and Obesity in British Primary School Children

Written by Kyle Barrow FMS

This article found that Functional movement scores were significantly higher for normal weight children compared to obese children aged 7-10-year-old. 

Additionally, normal weight children performed significantly better on all individual test, while overweight children scored significantly better than obese in the hurdle step, in line lunge, shoulder mobility, and active straight leg raise.


Duncan, M., Stanley, M., & Wright, S. (n.d.). The association between functional movement and overweight and obesity in British primary school children. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation BMC Sports SciMed Rehabil, 11-11




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