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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Silva M.N., Sánchez-Oliva D., Brunet J., Williams G.C., Teixeira P.J. & Palmeira A.L. (2017). “What goes around comes around”: Antecedents, mediators, and consequences of controlling vs. need-supportive motivational strategies used by exercise professionals. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51:707-717. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12160-017-9894-0.