Overview of Research Program
The study of motivational, self-regulatory, and behavioral predictors of healthful eating, physical activity, and weight control .
The design, evaluation and implementation of health behavior change (HBC) interventions, using self-regulation and motivation theory, namely self-determination theory.
The role of physical activity/exercise behaviors in weight management, namely its association with weight-related outcomes, body image, and psychological well-being.
Developing measurement instruments to capture self-regulation, motivation, physical activity/exercise, and eating behaviors, building a national repository available in open and free access.
CIPER | Self-Regulation group members at ACSM 2017 and ISBNPA 2017
FMH researchers participated in the ACSM's 64th Annual Meeting (Denver, Colorado, May 30-June 3) and in the 16h Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, in Victoria, Canada (June 7-10). Scientific papers were presented by Marlene Silva, Pedro Teixeira, António Palmeira, and Marta Marques at both meetings. More information HERE and HERE.
Marlene N. Silva at the 2nd UL Public Health Conference
CIPER | Self-Regulation participated in the 2nd Public Health Conference, organized by the University of Lisbon on May 29. Marlene N. Silva gave a presentation on the importance of context on health promotion. More information about the conference HERE.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at the XV Conference of the Portuguese Society of Sports Medicine
Pedro Teixeira and Hugo Pereira participated in the XV Conference of the Portuguese Society of Sports Medicine (May 20). Hugo Pereira gave a presentation on the contribution of the Exercise Physiologist to the promotion of physical activity. More information HERE.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at ECO 2017
Between May 17-20, CIPER | Self-Regulation researchers participated in the 24th European Congress on Obesity, in Oporto. Marlene N. Silva and António Palmeira presented EuroFIT and NoHoW projects, which received extensive media coverage. More information about the conference HERE.