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.
EuroFIT Coach Training at the “City of Football”
On November 14-15, coaches from Braga and Rio Ave football clubs received their coach training, together with some former FMH-University of Lisbon students. These clubs will start recruitment and plan to begin the EuroFIT program in January 2018. The training occurred at the home of the Portuguese National Team, and was led by Marlene Silva and Hugo Pereira, with the assistance of former EuroFIT coaches from SL Benfica and FC Porto. More information about this project HERE.
Inês Santos completed her PhD in Physical Activity and Health
Inês Santos, researcher at the PANO-SR Research Group, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled "Attempting and achieving weight loss and maintenance." on September 21 at Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at the Exercise is Medicine Symposium
On September 15-16, the 6th Annual Symposium of the European Initiative for Exercise in Medicine took place in Lisbon. The Faculty of Human Kinetics (FMH – UL) and the Directorate-General of Health (DGS) co-organized the symposium that brought together national and international experts on Exercise, Medicine and Health. Pedro J. Teixeira and Marlene N. Silva participated as invited speakers. More information about this event HERE.
EuroFIT presented at the 31st Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
CIPER | Self-Regulation was represented at the 31st Conference of the EHPS that took place in Padua, Italy (August 29 – September 2). Pedro Teixeira gave a presentation on “The EuroFIT Project: Promoting Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Time in Football Clubs”. More information about the conference HERE.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at the ISSP 14th World Congress 2017
Between July 10-14, the International Society of Sport Psychology 14th World Congress 2017 took place in Sevilla, Spain. António Palmeira and David Sánchez Oliva participated with a presentation titled “A “feel good factor” analysis of four exercise motivation profiles”. More information about the conference HERE.
Special issue of the professional journal "Factores de Risco"
Pedro Teixeira and Rita Tomás were co-Editors on a special issue of the professional journal "Factores de Risco" (Risk Factors) entirely dedicated to the topics of physical activity, exercise and health. All the articles are available for download 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.