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 Publications

Highlighted News

20 / 02 / 2017

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.

Marlene Silva at the EU Public Health Research workshop in Brussels, representing the EuroFIT consortium (17th February)
11 / 02 / 2017

Pedro Teixeira featured on national radio station

Pedro Teixeira was featured on national radio station, on february 10th, in a weekly show "TSF Runners", discussing the subject of active lifestyles: "walking meetings and stand up desks". Access audio file HERE.

Pedro Teixeira featured on national radio station
30 / 01 / 2017

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 speaks on physical activity promotion in Portugal at FMH’s anniversary event
03 / 12 / 2016

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.

Pedro Teixeira presented the project Keep on Running: Exploring Running Behaviors in Individuals and Groups
25 / 11 / 2016

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.

Marlene Silva participated as a keynote in the Scientific Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Sport Psychology
21 / 11 / 2016

Football and Health

Marlene Silva joined the panel "Football and Health" included in the 18th Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Heart Foundation, on November 18. More details on the panel developed by the FPF HERE.

Football and Health