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

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?"
16 / 05 / 2017

EuroFIT consortium meeting

Marlene Silva and Hugo Pereira participated in the semestral EuroFIT consortium meeting, in Amsterdam (May 9-11). Project and data management, plans for the new pilot clubs and the future roll out licensing system were some of the topics under discussion. The code book for process evaluation on potential mechanisms of intervention impact (short and long term) was drafted with inputs from all participating countries based on qualitative data from interviews, focus groups and session observations. More information about the project HERE.

EuroFIT consortium meeting
09 / 05 / 2017

Eliana Carraça at Public Health Campaign

CIPER | Self-regulation was represented at the event “II Public Health Campaign: In the Prevention of Cardiovascular Risk Factors” that took place at the Faculty of Pharmacy – University of Lisbon, on May 2-3. Eliana Carraça gave a presentation on “Overweight and Obesity”, focusing their impact, prevalence and etiology, as well as the importance of physical activity in weight management. More information HERE.

Eliana Carraça at Public Health Campaign
08 / 05 / 2017

EuroFIT presented at the European Healthy Stadia Conference 2017

On April 27, Marlene Silva and Hugo Pereira participated in the European Healthy Stadia Conference 2017. The EuroFIT project was presented in the plenary session “Football, Health & Wellbeing”. Sally Wyke, Principal Investigator of the project, and João Brito, from the Portuguese Football Federation, discussed physical activity, sedentary time and weight loss interventions targeting football fans. More information about this event HERE.

EuroFIT presented at the European Healthy Stadia Conference 2017
25 / 04 / 2017

Agreement towards the future dissemination of EuroFIT

In a public event on April 11, the Faculty of Human Kinetics - University of Lisbon (FMH - UL), the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), and the Directorate-General of Health (DGS) signed a formal partnership agreement towards the future dissemination of EuroFIT. This took place at the celebration of the World Day for Physical Activity, hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation. More information about the event HERE.

Agreement towards the future dissemination of EuroFIT
22 / 03 / 2017

NoHoW trial starts today

NoHoW trial starts today in Portugal. More information about this project HERE.

NoHoW trial starts today

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