"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.
Pedro Teixeira featured in the Portuguese Olympic Committee Channel
Pedro Teixeira was featured in the Portuguese Olympic Committee Channel. During the interview, the director of the National Physical Activity Promotion Program talked about the main goals and initiatives of this program. Full interview HERE.
EuroFIT tasting sessions at the "City of Football" (FPF)
Between February 20-22, EuroFIT tasting sessions were held at the "City of Football", the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) Headquarters. Football fans, FPF employees, and journalists had the opportunity to get to know the program and experience a typical EuroFIT session. Access the video HERE.
Marlene Silva at the EU Public Health Research workshop in Brussels, representing the EuroFIT consortium (17th February)
A pitch of the EuroFIT was presented addressing how the project development was framed to address two major problems in health promotion research and translation: Long-term sustainability of health-related behavioural changes and the scaling-up of research-based interventions, reaching a population impact.
Pedro Teixeira featured on national radio station
Pedro Teixeira was featured on national radio station, on february 10th, in a weekly show "TSF Runners", discussing the subject of active lifestyles: "walking meetings and stand up desks". Access audio file HERE.
Pedro Teixeira at FMH’s anniversary event
Pedro Teixeira at the VII Running International Congress
This past weekend, on December 3rd, Pedro Teixeira presented the project Keep on Running: Exploring Running Behaviors in Individuals and Groups, on the VII Running International Congress. The congress was integrated in the activities of the National Program of March and Race, from the Athletics Portuguese Federation (PNMC), and co-promoted by the University of Lisbon (UL). You can see HERE the congress program.
Marlene N. Silva at the Scientific Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Sport Psychology
Marlene Silva participated as a keynote in the Scientific Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Sport Psychology (November 24), discussing good practices in scaling up interventions from experimental settings. The EuroFIT program was used to illustrate several key issues and the potential role of football clubs and their resources as facilitators of health behavioral changes at the community level. More details about this conference HERE.
Marlene N. Silva at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Heart Foundation
Marlene Silva joined the panel "Football and Health" included in the 18th Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Heart Foundation, on November 18. More details on the panel developed by the FPF HERE.
20th Portuguese Congress on Obesity
Marlene Silva discussed the facilitators of engagement in exercise promotion programs for overweight, sedentary men at the 20th Portuguese Congress on Obesity (November 19). More details about this conference HERE.
Marta Marques elected Ordinary Member of the Executive Committee of the European Health Psychology Society
Marta Marques was elected Ordinary Member of the Executive Committee of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS). The EHPS is a professional organisation formed to promote empirical and theoretical research in and applications of health psychology within Europe as well as the interchange of information related to health psychology with other associations throughout the world towards an international achievement of these aims. More information HERE.
CIPER | SR at the 2016 Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society and the British Psychology Society Division of Health Psychology in Aberdeen
CIPER | Self-Regulation Group was represented at the 2016 Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society and the British Psychology Society Division of Health Psychology in Aberdeen (August 23-27). Marta Marques participated with two presentations titled "Digital weight management lifestyle interventions in adults: systematic review of behaviour change theories and techniques" and "Motivation and behaviour change techniques based on self-determination theory: a consensus analysis". More information about the conference HERE.
Marta Marques as Executive Editor of the new open-access EHPS journal Health Psychology Bulletin
Marta Marques was appointed Executive Editor of the new open-access EHPS journal Health Psychology Bulletin. Health Psychology Bulletin is a disruptive open access journal that encourages full disclosure and explicitly welcomes both direct and conceptual replications, null findings, reports of failed manipulations, as well as empirical papers and reviews. More information HERE.
The Portuguese Physical Activity Promotion Program
An opinion article from Pedro Teixeira titled "Physical activity: a new vital sign of health" was recently published on PÚBLICO newspaper. The article focuses on the new Portuguese Physical Activity Promotion Program, in effect at the Directorate-General of Health (Health Ministry), and can be accessed HERE.