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

12 / 06 / 2017

CIPER | Self-Regulation group members at ACSM 2017 and ISBNPA 2017

FMH researchers participated in the ACSM's 64th Annual Meeting (Denver, Colorado, May 30-June 3) and in the 16h Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, in Victoria, Canada (June 7-10). Scientific papers were presented by Marlene Silva, Pedro Teixeira, António Palmeira, and Marta Marques at both meetings. More information HERE and HERE.

 

CIPER | Self-Regulation group members at ACSM 2017 and ISBNPA 2017
30 / 05 / 2017

Marlene N. Silva at the 2nd UL Public Health Conference

CIPER | Self-Regulation participated in the 2nd Public Health Conference, organized by the University of Lisbon on May 29. Marlene N. Silva gave a presentation on the importance of context on health promotion. More information about the conference HERE.

 

Marlene N. Silva at the 2nd UL Public Health Conference
30 / 05 / 2017

Carlos Moedas tweeted about EuroFIT

Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, made a tweet about the EuroFIT project. “Football fans giving the boot to sedentary lifestyles, diabetes and obesity with EU funded EuroFIT.”- we can read HERE.

Carlos Moedas tweeted about EuroFIT
30 / 05 / 2017

CIPER | Self-Regulation at the XV Conference of the Portuguese Society of Sports Medicine

Pedro Teixeira and Hugo Pereira participated in the XV Conference of the Portuguese Society of Sports Medicine (May 20). Hugo Pereira gave a presentation on the contribution of the Exercise Physiologist to the promotion of physical activity. More information HERE

CIPER | Self-Regulation at the XV Conference of the Portuguese Society of Sports Medicine
30 / 05 / 2017

CIPER | Self-Regulation at ECO 2017

Between May 17-20, CIPER | Self-Regulation researchers participated in the 24th European Congress on Obesity, in Oporto. Marlene N. Silva and António Palmeira presented EuroFIT and NoHoW projects, which received extensive media coverage. More information about the conference HERE.

CIPER | Self-Regulation at ECO 2017
23 / 05 / 2017

"Who can help me run more and better?"

The TSF Radio News published an opinion article from Pedro Teixeira titled "Who can help me run more and better?". The article focuses on the role of the Exercise Physiologist in different contexts and can be accessed HERE.

"Who can help me run more and better?"

Highlighted Publications