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Marlene Silva at the EU Public Health Research workshop in Brussels, representing the EuroFIT consortium (17th February)
20 / 02 / 2017

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
11 / 02 / 2017

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
30 / 01 / 2017

Pedro Teixeira at FMH’s anniversary event

On January 23, Pedro Teixeira presented the lecture "Physical Activity Promotion in Portugal" at the celebration event of the 75 years of Faculty of Human Kinetics - University of Lisboa (FMH-UL). Video available HERE. More information about the celebration events HERE.

 

Pedro Teixeira at the VII Running International Congress
03 / 12 / 2016

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
25 / 11 / 2016

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
21 / 11 / 2016

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
21 / 11 / 2016

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.

EuroFIT project meeting in Leuven
11 / 11 / 2016

EuroFIT project meeting in Leuven

Marlene Silva e Hugo Pereira participated in the EuroFIT project meeting in Leuven, Belgium (November 8-10). More information about the project HERE.

Marta Marques elected Ordinary Member of the Executive Committee of the European Health Psychology Society
31 / 08 / 2016

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
29 / 08 / 2016

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
26 / 08 / 2016

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
22 / 08 / 2016

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.

November Project
20 / 07 / 2016

November Project

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
04 / 07 / 2016

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
20 / 06 / 2016

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
16 / 06 / 2016

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
09 / 06 / 2016

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)
03 / 06 / 2016

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
27 / 05 / 2016

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
13 / 05 / 2016

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.

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