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

25 / 07 / 2018

Successful EuroFIT pilot deliveries in Rio Ave FC and SC Braga

Rio Ave FC and SC Braga finished their EuroFIT deliveries. The initiative was a success, with coaches and participants asking for the continuation of the programme. Both clubs decided to include women and this decision couldn't have given better results from the participants' perspective. Find out more about what coaches and participants said in this VIDEO and click HERE and HERE to see how the programme went in both clubs.

Successful EuroFIT pilot deliveries in Rio Ave FC and SC Braga
12 / 07 / 2018

EuroFIT featured in "Dependências" magazine

EuroFIT recently featured in Dependências magazine, an institutional magazine that typically publishes news on topics relating to poor health habits and alcohol consumption. The project was described in detail and exemplified as a set of best practices to be followed in interventional programs with the potential to influence behaviours, besides physical activity. Access the full article HERE.

EuroFIT featured in "Dependências" magazine
15 / 06 / 2018

CIPER | Self-Regulation at ISBNPA 2018 Annual Meeting

Hugo Pereira, Inês Santos, Jorge Encantado, and António Palmeira participated in the 17th ISBNPA Annual Meeting in Hong Kong (June 3-6). The SIG Theories of Motivation Meeting took place during the event where Jorge Encantado was awarded with the best poster presentation by a student. More information about this conference HERE.

CIPER | Self-Regulation at ISBNPA 2018 Annual Meeting
06 / 06 / 2018

FMH at the annual event of the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation

On May 26, the annual event of the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation, "Festival do Coração", took place at Cascais. Catarina Paixão Luís and Sofia Franco, from CIPER | Self-Regulation, coordinated the activities dinamized by FMH. More information about this event HERE.

FMH at the annual event of the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation
06 / 06 / 2018

CIPER | Self-Regulation at ECO 2018

Between May 23-26, CIPER | Self-Regulation researchers participated in the 25th European Congress on Obesity, in Vienna, Austria. Marta Marques gave a talk on "Towards a consensus on developing the next generation of WLM interventions" at a symposium hosted by the NoHoW project. Rui Jorge presented a free communication titled "Pretreatment predictors of weight control among overweight women". More information about the conference HERE.

CIPER | Self-Regulation at ECO 2018
13 / 05 / 2018

EuroFIT consortium meeting at Lisbon

FMH hosted the final EuroFIT consortium meeting, that took place in Lisbon, Portugal (May 8-9). The meeting entailed work package updates, publication planning, presentations on the latest results, discussions on implementation of the project findings, and final reflections and future priorities. More information about EuroFIT HERE.

EuroFIT consortium meeting at Lisbon

Highlighted Publications