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.
Inês Santos completed her PhD in Physical Activity and Health
Inês Santos, researcher at the PANO-SR Research Group, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled "Attempting and achieving weight loss and maintenance." on September 21 at Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at the Exercise is Medicine Symposium
On September 15-16, the 6th Annual Symposium of the European Initiative for Exercise in Medicine took place in Lisbon. The Faculty of Human Kinetics (FMH – UL) and the Directorate-General of Health (DGS) co-organized the symposium that brought together national and international experts on Exercise, Medicine and Health. Pedro J. Teixeira and Marlene N. Silva participated as invited speakers. More information about this event HERE.
EuroFIT presented at the 31st Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
CIPER | Self-Regulation was represented at the 31st Conference of the EHPS that took place in Padua, Italy (August 29 – September 2). Pedro Teixeira gave a presentation on “The EuroFIT Project: Promoting Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Time in Football Clubs”. More information about the conference HERE.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at the ISSP 14th World Congress 2017
Between July 10-14, the International Society of Sport Psychology 14th World Congress 2017 took place in Sevilla, Spain. António Palmeira and David Sánchez Oliva participated with a presentation titled “A “feel good factor” analysis of four exercise motivation profiles”. More information about the conference HERE.
Special issue of the professional journal "Factores de Risco"
Pedro Teixeira and Rita Tomás were co-Editors on a special issue of the professional journal "Factores de Risco" (Risk Factors) entirely dedicated to the topics of physical activity, exercise and health. All the articles are available for download HERE.
Seminar "Football, Physical Activity and Health" at FMH
On July 12, CIPER | Self-Regulation researchers organized a seminar named "Football, Physical Activity and Health" at FMH-ULisboa. André Seabra (Portugal Football School; University of Porto) and João Brito (Portugal Football School) participated as invited speakers. More information about this event HERE.
EuroFIT presented at CIOI 2017
Between July 5-8, the International Conference on Childhood Obesity took place in Lisbon. Pedro Teixeira presented the EuroFIT project (“Promoting physical activity in the land of football: It shouldn’t be too hard”). More information about the conference HERE.
Eliana Carraça at the Consumer Directorate-General
Eliana Carraça gave a presentation on the importance of physical activity to the employees of the Social Services of Public Administration. The event took place in June 27, at the Consumer Directorate-General (Lisbon).
NoHoW presented at mHealth Conference 2017
On June 15th, Marta Marques presented the H2020 NoHoW Project, at the mHealth Conference in Galway, Ireland. More information about this event HERE.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
"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.
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 N. 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.