Prof Pedro Teixeira presents EuroFIT at EHPS 2017 in Padua

Prof Pedro Teixeira

Prof Pedro Teixeira from the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Group in the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana at the Universidade de Lisboa presented at the 31st Conference of European Health Psychology Society which was hosted by the University of Padova in Italy. The theme of the EHPS 2017 meeting was “Innovative ideas in Health Psychology”. The presentation ‘The EuroFIT Project: Promoting Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Time in Football Clubs’ and was delivered on 31 August 2017.

The European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) promotes 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. Learn more about the EHPS 2017 conference here.

 

 

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Prof Dr Glyn C. Roberts presents EuroFIT at FSSS Conference, Jyvaskyla

Prof Dr Glyn Roberts, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

The Finnish Society of Sports Sciences (FSSS) commemorated the centenary of Finland’s independence with a Finish Conference on Sport Science 2017. The Conference was held in Jyvaskyla, Finland, 30 August – 1 September. The conference theme was ‘How does sport science look in 100-year old Finland?’

Prof Dr Glyn Roberts, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences presented ‘Motivational strategies for sustained behaviour change: The case within EuroFIT’ on Friday, 1 September. One of the major concerns for researchers is to have participants sustain an active life style once introduced to weight loss, reduced sedentary behaviour, diet, and fitness strategies within an intervention. EuroFIT employs evidence-based state of the science motivation enhancement strategies based on the contemporary motivation theories of Self-Determination and Achievement Goals. We do not have data lock yet, and the success of the intervention will be determined when we find whether, or not, participants sustained their behaviour at the 12-month testing session. For more information about the conference, please see http://www.sportscience.fi/events/finnish-conference-sport-science-2017

The Conference was organized by FSSS in cooperation with the University of Jyvaskyla, The Ministry of Education and Culture, the City of Jyvaskyla and LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health.

Dissemination and Promotion Updates

The EuroFIT team continues to actively promote the project. Recent activities include

Pedro Teixeira is presenting at the International Conference on Childhood Obesity (cioi2017.com) in Lisbon this week.

Nanette Mutrie presented to the ‘getamoveon’ network‘s workshop on technology and physical activity, in London on 27 June.

Glyn Roberts is presenting to the International Society of Sport Psychology Congress, in Seville, on the 12th of July. Glyn’s presentation ‘Increasing Motivation for Physical Activity (IMPAct project): Theory development and intervention strategies’  will build on EuroFIT research.

EuroFIT at ISBNPA2017

Several EuroFIT partners presented at ISBNPA (International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity) 2017, in Victoria, British Columbia.

The abstracts book can be downloaded here. Check out “IT’S BEEN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT, NOT ONLY FOR THE TRAINING BUT THE MEETING LIKE-MINDED FELLAS”: UNDERSTANDING WHAT SUPPORTS MEN TO MAKE LASTING LIFESTYLE CHANGE THROUGH GROUP-BASED BEHAVIOUR CHANGE PROGRAMMES, on page 21.

EuroFIT published by Portuguese Society of Cardiology (Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia)

We were delighted to have a substantial article by our own Marlene Silva (partner FMH) published by the Portuguese Society of Cardiology. The article was titled “The football club as a promoter of health in the population: the example of the EuroFIT program” and can be viewed here (Portuguese language). RFR_art693

Coverage of EuroFIT at ECO 2017

EuroFIT received extensive media coverage, in the context of the ECO 2017 Conference. The following links are all Portuguese media (ECO took place in Porto), and highlight the commitment of major football clubs to the project, and the benefits that fans enjoy from the project.

EuroFIT at ECO 2017

EuroFIT presented at ECO 2017 ( , May 17-20, 2017, in Porto, Portugal) on the Power of Football to Promote Behavioural Change for better health.

 

 

The poster is titled “The power of football: A socio-psychological approach to promotE behaviour change in overweight and sedentary men in the European Fans in Training project” – click to download it.

Excellent further media coverage for EuroFIT in Portugal

EuroFIT continues to gain great media attention in Portugal, even before its starring role in the new Programme for Physical Activity, launched on World Physical Activity Day.

On RTP1, on 11 April 2017: A feature on EuroFIT Portugal

 

On RTP3, on 12 April 2017, A feature on EuroFIT in Portugal

 

On SPORT-TV, on 12 April 2017, a feature on the EuroFIT programme and its new role in the national initiative to reduce physical inactivity and promote activity

..and on TVI, a feature on the signing of the protocol between the Portuguese Football Federation and the Directorate General of Health and (EuroFIT partners) the Faculty of Human Motricity (FMH).