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

04 / 10 / 2018

Jorge Encantado at the EASO NIU Autumn School 2018

On October 1-3 the New Investigators United Autumn School organised by the European Association for the Study of Obesity took place at Palma de Mallorca. Jorge Encantado was selected to participate in this event focusing on ‘Hot Topics in Obesity’ with sessions addressing the key issues in research, treatment and public health. Teaching was delivered by European experts and included both lectures and practical training. More information about this event HERE.

Jorge Encantado at the EASO NIU Autumn School 2018
14 / 09 / 2018

NoHoW Consortium meets at Leeds University

NoHoW consortium meeting at Leeds University

The University of Leeds hosted one more NoHoW consortium meeting during the last month (September 11-13). The meeting outline involved data handling, publication planning, discussions on the dissemination of the project findings, and funding priorities. More information about NoHoW HERE.

 

NoHoW Consortium meets at Leeds University
25 / 08 / 2018

EuroFIT delivered at the City of Football

The Portuguese Football Federation, as a sponsor of the EuroFIT Portuguese pilots, and to establish the social norm in Portugal by being an example to football clubs, hosted the EuroFIT program at the City of Football facilities. Eighteen participants, overweight and sedentary men, managers and staff from small football clubs, participated in the program. The feedback was extremely positive. Reed more on this HERE.

EuroFIT delivered at the City of Football
25 / 07 / 2018

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.

Successful EuroFIT pilot deliveries in Rio Ave FC and SC Braga
12 / 07 / 2018

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.

EuroFIT featured in "Dependências" magazine
15 / 06 / 2018

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.

CIPER | Self-Regulation at ISBNPA 2018 Annual Meeting

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