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.
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.
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.
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.
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.