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.
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.
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.
FMH at the annual event of the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation
On May 26, the annual event of the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation, "Festival do Coração", took place at Cascais. Catarina Paixão Luís and Sofia Franco, from CIPER | Self-Regulation, coordinated the activities dinamized by FMH. More information about this event HERE.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at ECO 2018
Between May 23-26, CIPER | Self-Regulation researchers participated in the 25th European Congress on Obesity, in Vienna, Austria. Marta Marques gave a talk on "Towards a consensus on developing the next generation of WLM interventions" at a symposium hosted by the NoHoW project. Rui Jorge presented a free communication titled "Pretreatment predictors of weight control among overweight women". More information about the conference HERE.
EuroFIT consortium meeting at Lisbon
FMH hosted the final EuroFIT consortium meeting, that took place in Lisbon, Portugal (May 8-9). The meeting entailed work package updates, publication planning, presentations on the latest results, discussions on implementation of the project findings, and final reflections and future priorities. More information about EuroFIT HERE.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at a Conference on Physical Activity and Nutrition
CIPER | Self-Regulation was represented at a conference on Physical Activity and Nutrition, hosted by the Odivelas City Council on April 6, the World Day for Physical Activity. Marlene N. Silva presented on Physical Activity and Hugo Pereira gave a talk on the EuroFIT project. More information about this event HERE.
Inês Santos at the XXVIII Nutrition Week
On April 22-23, the Scientific Conference of the XXVIII Nutrition Week of the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences (FCNAUP) took place at Museu Soares dos Reis, Oporto. Inês Santos participated with a talk titled “Motivation in weight loss and weight management”. More information about this event HERE.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at the CBC Conference 2018
Hugo Pereira and Jorge Encantado participated in the CBC Conference 2018 - Behaviour Change for Health: Digital and Beyond (London, February 21-22). Hugo Pereira presented a free communication titled "Keep on Running: Evidence-based digital intervention for the sustained adoption of recreational running." More information about this conference HERE.
EuroFIT at SICAD
On February 19th, Marlene Silva presented on EuroFIT for the National Forum for Alcohol and Health (FNAS), hosted by SICAD, and highlighted best practices in this regard. More information HERE.
NoHoW Consortium Meeting
On February 13-14, António Palmeira, Inês Santos and Jorge Encantado participated in the NoHoW consortium meeting, in Edinburgh. Business plan development was the main topic under discussion. More information about this project HERE.
Football is Medicine
On January 25-26, the International Conference on Football is Medicine took place in the City of Football, the headquarters of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Pedro J. Teixeira, Marlene N. Silva and Hugo Pereira participated as invited speakers. More information about this event HERE.
Marlene N. Silva at Autonomous University of Lisbon (UAL)
CIPER | Self-Regulation participated in a conference organized by the Autonomous University of Lisbon (UAL) on January 11. Marlene N. Silva gave a presentation on community interventions to promote health behaviors, highlighting the EuroFIT project. The researcher also gave an interview to UAL's radio station that can be accessed HERE.
CIPER | Self-Regulation wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018!
VIII Running International Congress
On December 3-4, the Faculty of Human Kinetics – University of Lisbon hosted the VIII Running International Congress. Pedro Teixeira moderated the Plenary Session “Running and Health” and Hugo Pereira participated with a presentation titled “Recreational running in Portugal, 2017.” More information about this event HERE.
21st Portuguese Congress on Obesity
CIPER | Self-Regulation research group was represented at the 21st Portuguese Congress on Obesity (SPEO) in Aveiro, Portugal (November 24-26). Marlene N. Silva and António Palmeira participated in a Symposium on the promotion of motivation and self-regulation for weight management. Eliana Carraça gave a talk on the individual and environmental attributes of the Spotlight project participants. More information about this event HERE.
Inês Santos wins Young Nutritionist Merit Award 2017
Inês Santos, PhD, was the winner of the Young Nutritionist Merit Award 2017 attributed by the Portuguese Nutritionists Association (Ordem). She received the award on November 22 and was distinguished for her dissertation work at FMH in the CIPER | Self-Regulation research group.
EuroFIT consortium meeting
Between November 21-23, Marlene Silva and Hugo Pereira participated in the EuroFIT consortium meeting, in Edinburgh. Dissemination strategies for the last year of the project (roll out licensing system, publications, dissemination) were the main topic under discussion. More information about this project HERE.
EuroFIT Coach Training at the “City of Football”
On November 14-15, coaches from Braga and Rio Ave football clubs received their coach training, together with some former FMH-University of Lisbon students. These clubs will start recruitment and plan to begin the EuroFIT program in January 2018. The training occurred at the home of the Portuguese National Team, and was led by Marlene Silva and Hugo Pereira, with the assistance of former EuroFIT coaches from SL Benfica and FC Porto. More information about this project HERE.