This research group focuses on behavioral and psychosocial aspects of physical activity and exercise, nutrition and eating behavior, and obesity/weight control.

Self-Regulation  in  Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity

 

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Overview of Research Program

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The study of motivational, self-regulatory, and behavioral predictors of healthful eating, physical activity, and weight control .

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The design, evaluation and implementation of health behavior change (HBC) interventions, using self-regulation and motivation theory, namely self-determination theory.

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The role of physical activity/exercise behaviors in weight management, namely its association with weight-related outcomes, body image, and psychological well-being.

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Developing measurement instruments to capture self-regulation, motivation, physical activity/exercise, and eating behaviors, building a national repository available in open and free access.

Highlighted News

11 / 04 / 2018

CIPER | Self-Regulation at a Conference on Physical Activity and Nutrition

CIPER | Self-Regulation was represented at a conference on Physical Activity and Nutrition, hosted by the Odivelas City Council on April 6, the World Day for Physical Activity. Marlene N. Silva presented on Physical Activity and Hugo Pereira gave a talk on the EuroFIT project. More information about this event HERE.

CIPER | Self-Regulation at a Conference on Physical Activity and Nutrition
11 / 04 / 2018

Inês Santos at the XXVIII Nutrition Week

On April 22-23, the Scientific Conference of the XXVIII Nutrition Week of the Faculty of  Nutrition and Food Sciences (FCNAUP) took place at Museu Soares dos Reis, Oporto. Inês Santos participated with a talk titled “Motivation in weight loss and weight management”. More information about this event HERE.

Inês Santos at the XXVIII Nutrition Week
01 / 03 / 2018

CIPER | Self-Regulation at the CBC Conference 2018

Hugo Pereira and Jorge Encantado participated in the CBC Conference 2018 - Behaviour Change for Health: Digital and Beyond (London, February 21-22). Hugo Pereira presented a free communication titled "Keep on Running: Evidence-based digital intervention for the sustained adoption of recreational running." More information about this conference HERE.

CIPER | Self-Regulation at the CBC Conference 2018
01 / 03 / 2018

EuroFIT at SICAD

On February 19th, Marlene Silva presented on EuroFIT for the National Forum for Alcohol and Health (FNAS), hosted by SICAD, and highlighted best practices in this regard. More information HERE.

EuroFIT at SICAD
01 / 03 / 2018

NoHoW Consortium Meeting

On February 13-14, António Palmeira, Inês Santos and Jorge Encantado participated in the NoHoW consortium meeting, in Edinburgh. Business plan development was the main topic under discussion. More information about this project HERE.

NoHoW Consortium Meeting
30 / 01 / 2018

Football is Medicine

On January 25-26, the International Conference on Football is Medicine took place in the City of Football, the headquarters of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Pedro J. Teixeira, Marlene N. Silva and Hugo Pereira participated as invited speakers. More information about this event HERE.

Football is Medicine

Highlighted Publications