We still need to motivate people for physical activity

Roberta Frontini, lecturer at Politécnico de Leiria and member of the ciTechCare, published on June 16 an article in Diário de Leiria where she highlights the importance of continuing to investigate the reasons and barriers to the practice of physical activity and physical exercise, and she gives some tips to overcome them.Roberta emphasizes that “if we want to motivate someone to be more active, we will have to start by making an assessment of the motivational stage in which the person is.” Furthermore, having goals is important, but they must be realistic and set for the short, medium and long term. A

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Chat2Quit: New approach to smoking cessation

Sara Dias, lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria and researcher at ciTechCare, published on May 19 an article in Diário de Leiria where she presented the research project she is coordinating at ciTechCare, “Chat2Quit”, which aims to provide personalized support to help smokers stop smoking, within the academic community of the Polytechnic of Leiria. This support will be provided through a mobile application for smartphone, Chat2Quit, using innovative science-based strategies.Sara highlights that “In Portugal, tobacco contributes to one death every 50 minutes, and one in four deaths in the 50-59 age group is caused by tobacco”

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Body image, well-being and motivation in dance practitioners

The 1st International Congress of the CIEQV took place online on February 18-19. The researcher of ciTechCare Roberta Frontini was involved in two presentations about research coordinated by the researcher Raul Antunes.The oral communication entitled “Body image and well-being in dance practitioners: An exploratory study” aimed to analyze the perception of body image and subjective well-being (positive and negative affect and satisfaction with life) in dance practitioners, including a comparison between teenagers and adults.The second work “Relationship between body image and motivation in dancers” was presented in a poster format. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between the way

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Participation in the “Jornadas de Avaliação e Prescrição em Exercício para a Saúde” – ESECS, Polytechnic of Leiria

In 25th and 26th of October 2019, three researchers from ciTechCare participated in the Jornadas de Avaliação e Prescrição em Exercício para a Saúde – an event organized by the School of Education and Social Sciences (ESECS) of the Polytechnic of Leiria. Maria Guarino chaired the first panel of oral communications, where Joana Cruz presented the project “OnTRACK – On Time to Rethink ACtivity Knowledge: a personalized mHealth coaching platform to tackle physical inactivity in COPD” and Rui Fonseca-Pinto presented the project “MOVIDA – Physical activity monitoring platform”.

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Congress of the Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro

On October 9th, Pedro Machado, PhD fellow at ciTechCare, was invited to participate in the Roundtable: Rehabilitation in Survival, in the II Congress of PsychoOncology of the Liga Portuguesa contra o Cancro, with the topic “Rehabilitation and physical exercise”, where he highlighted the main benefits of physical exercise in cancer.According

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Flash-talk about CBmeter in the 2021 Jornadas of Scientific Computing

The ciTechCare’s researcher Maria Guarino will present a flash-talk intitled ” Decoding signals from oxygen sensors to diagnose…diabetes”, based on the CBmeter project, at the 2021 Jornadas de Computação Científica, in the session “Polytechnic of Leiria – Knowledge at the Service of the Society”.This session will be held on Wednesday,

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ciTechCare in the II Jornadas Gerontológicas in Leiria

ciTechCare will be represented at the III Jornadas Gerontológicas da Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Leiria. The event will take place on October 19th, in Leiria, under the theme “Aging: A life with rights”.This event, which will be held for the third time, counts on overcoming the vast success of

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Education on infection prevention in 12th grade students

On August 8th, Sónia P. Gonçalves, researcher at ciTechCare, was at Liceu Pedro Nunes, in Lisbon, in an educational session on microbiology and infection prevention, for 12th grade students, promoted by Biology teachers Sara Soares and Maria Emília Carvalho.Students had the opportunity to discuss the topic, and their doubts regarding

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Body image and well-being in dance practitioners

Two ciTechCare researchers recently published the article “Body image and well-being in dance practitioners: An exploratory study” in the Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte journal.The article was part of the final graduation work of the student Beatriz Faria, under the

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