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.
Marlene Silva at the EU Public Health Research workshop in Brussels, representing the EuroFIT consortium (17th February)
A pitch of the EuroFIT was presented addressing how the project development was framed to address two major problems in health promotion research and translation: Long-term sustainability of health-related behavioural changes and the scaling-up of research-based interventions, reaching a population impact.
Pedro Teixeira speaks on physical activity promotion in Portugal at FMH’s anniversary event
On January 23, Pedro Teixeira presented the lecture "Physical Activity Promotion in Portugal" at the celebration event of the 75 years of Faculty of Human Kinetics - University of Lisboa (FMH-UL). Video available HERE.
More information about the celebration events HERE.
Pedro Teixeira presented the project Keep on Running: Exploring Running Behaviors in Individuals and Groups
This past weekend, on December 3rd, Pedro Teixeira presented the project Keep on Running: Exploring Running Behaviors in Individuals and Groups, on the VII Running International Congress. The congress was integrated in the activities of the National Program of March and Race, from the Athletics Portuguese Federation (PNMC), and co-promoted by the University of Lisbon (UL). You can see HERE the congress program.
Marlene Silva participated as a keynote in the Scientific Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Sport Psychology
Marlene Silva participated as a keynote in the Scientific Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Sport Psychology (November 24), discussing good practices in scaling up interventions from experimental settings. The EuroFIT program was used to illustrate several key issues and the potential role of football clubs and their resources as facilitators of health behavioral changes at the community level. More details about this conference HERE.