Pedro Teixeira was featured on an article in WIRED magazine. The article focuses on November Project, a free fitness movement present in multiple cities around the world, that motivates and encourage people of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels to exercise. The article can be accessed HERE.
International Seminar on "Keep on Running: Exploring Running Behaviors in Individuals and Groups
On June 30, the Faculty of Human Kinetics - University of Lisbon (FMH-UL) hosted the International Seminar on "Keep on Running: Exploring Running Behaviors in Individuals and Groups", organized by the CIPER | Self-Regulation Group. The event included as special guests Mário Machado, Heather Patrick and Rakel Eva Saevarsdóttir, among many other experts. More information about the seminar HERE.
EuroFIT Reunion Session
On June 16th, participants from the three portuguese clubs that delivered the EuroFIT program engaged in a walking football tournament at the National Stadium. The event also served as a reunion session, three months after the end of the program. More about this project HERE.
CIPER | SR at the 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
CIPER | Self-Regulation was represented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in Cape Town, South Africa (June 8-11). More information about the meeting HERE.
CIPER | SR at the 6th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory
Between June 2-5, CIPER | Self-Regulation researchers participated in the 6th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory in Victoria, Canada. More information about the conference HERE.
Health behavior change: a field just picking up speed. A comment on Ogden (2016)
An invited commentary from Pedro Teixeira titled "Health behavior change: a field just picking up speed. A comment on Ogden (2016)" was recently published on Health Psychology Review, in relation to an editorial piece published by Jane Ogden, "Celebrating variability and a call to limit systematisation: the example of the Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy and the Behaviour Change Wheel". Other experts also commented on Ogden's article.
Pedro Teixeira appointed Director for the Area of the Promotion of Physical Activity
Pedro Teixeira was appointed Director for the Area of the Promotion of Physical Activity. This is one of the 11 priority areas of the National Health Plan, proposed by the Directorate-General of Health (DGS). More information HERE.
EuroFIT project meeting at Cascais
FMH hosted the last EuroFIT project meeting, that took place in Cascais, Portugal, 10-11 May. Randomised controlled trial of the EuroFIT program was discussed, as well as the replication of the program in new clubs and the adaption of the EuroFIT to other groups.
Workshop "Development and assessment of health behavior change interventions"
On April 27th, Marta Marques, together with Cristina Godinho (ISCTE; UCL), facilitated a workshop on "Development and assessment of health behavior change interventions". The event, promoted by the Portuguese Association of Health and Behavior Sciences, took place in ISCTE, Lisbon.
CIPER | SR at the 2nd Behaviour Change Conference
Between February 24-25, PANO researchers Pedro Teixeira and Marta Marques participated in the 2nd Behaviour Change Conference in London, UK. Marta Marques gave a presentation on "Designing evidence and theory-based ICT tools for weight loss maintenace: the H2020 NoHoW toolkit". More information about the conference HERE.
NoHoW project meeting
António Palmeira and Marta Marques participated in the NoHoW project meeting, in Málaga (February 18-19). Preparations for the trial in the UK, Portugal and Denmark are now at an advanced stage. More information about the project HERE.
EuroFIT featured on Euronews TV
The EuroFIT was featured on Euronews TV. The project, that aims to promote sport among football fans, shows that it's possible to encourage lifestyle changes and, at the same time, to prevent many diseases. Full report HERE.
CIPER | SR at the 11th National Conference on Health Psychology in Lisbon
PANO was represented at the 11th National Conference on Health Psychology in Lisbon (January 26-29th). Pedro Teixeira presented the keynote lecture "Motivation and self-regulation in health behavior change". Marta Marques facilitated the pre-conference workshop on "Development and assessment of health behavior change interventions" and gave a talk entitled "Development of digital tools for long-term weight management: The NoHoW project" in a symposium targeting theoretically-based behavioral change interventions. Marlene Silva participated with a presentation on the EuroFIT project, as an example to illustrate how theory can be used to guide intervention development. More information about the conference HERE.
Seminar "Energy Balance in Health and Disease"
On December 9th, the Faculty of Human Kinetics - University of Lisbon (FMH-UL) hosted the International Seminar on "Energy Balance in Health and Disease", organized by the CIPER – Healthy Weight Group (FMH-UL). The seminar brought together national and international experts on energy balance, featuring keynote presentations by Profs. Manfred Muller and Anja Bosy-Westphal, among others. More information HERE.
PANO researchers were present at the event "Portugal FIT", at MEO ARENA, Lisbon (28-29th November). António Palmeira, Hugo Pereira, Marlene Silva and Rui Jorge participated on the Rituals for Healthy Living Conferences. Over 20,000 people attended the two day event. More information HERE.
EuroFIT project meeting
Pedro Teixeira, Marlene Silva and Hugo Pereira participated in the EuroFIT project meeting, in Manchester (November 10-12). The Portuguese team reported on "Learning on process of fieldwork & trial management" and contributed to the general discussion on validation of the SitFIT device, results of the feasibility assessment of the EuroFIT programme in Everton and progress of the randomised controlled trial now underway in the Netherlans, United Kingdom and Portugal. Planning for the next phase of the project, replication of the programme in new clubs, was also a key focus of the meeting. More about this project HERE.
The EuroFIT trial started in Portugal at FC Porto, Sporting CP and SL Benfica
The EuroFIT trial started in Portugal at FC Porto, Sporting CP and SL Benfica. About 120 men will attend weekly sessions at their clubs, having the opportunity to increase their physical activity levels and adopt healthier lifestyles. More information about the programme HERE.
PANO at the ObesityWeek 2015
PANO was represented at the Obesity Week 2015 in Los Angeles, California (November 2-6th). Marlene Silva participated with a free communication (poster) titled "Profiles of motivational strategies used by professionals to promote exercise behaviors". More information HERE.
On November 7, several online media covered the NoHoW Project that, over the next five years, will test whether ICT-based delivery of theory- and evidence-based behavior change techniques can be effective for weight loss maintenance. More details about the project HERE.