Maricarmen Almarcha

Maricarmen Almarcha
National Institute of Physical Education (INEFC) · Health and Applied Sciences

PhD Student

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Introduction
My research focuses around (intersecting) areas of education, movement and health. I'm currently working on my PhD Towards an Embodied and Transdisciplinary Education and in Network Physiology of Exercise (NPE) health project. Also, I'm passionate about women's physiology. My research interests are Education and Health; Transdisciplinary; Network Exercise Physiology; Complex Systems; Coordination dynamics

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The basic theoretical assumptions of Exercise Physiology and its research directions, strongly influenced by reductionism, may hamper the full potential of basic science investigations, and various practical applications to sports performance and exercise as medicine. The aim of this perspective and programmatic article is to: (i) revise the curren...
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Universal exercise recommendations for adults neglect individual preferences, changing constraints, and their potential impact on associated health benefits. A recent proposal suggests replacing the standardized World Health Organisation (WHO) exercise recommendations for healthy adults by co-designed interventions where individuals participate act...
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The transfer of knowledge among academic subjects and linking different phenomena are crucial education competencies in Bloom's taxonomy of learning goals. From another side, modern cognitive science defines cognition and learning as embodied. The Synthetic Understanding through Movement Analogies (SUMA) educational framework proposes embodied lear...
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Home-based teleworking, associated with sedentary behavior, may impair self-reported adult health status. Current exercise recommendations, based on universal recipes, may be insufficient or even misleading to promote healthy teleworking. From the Network Physiology of Exercise perspective, health is redefined as an adaptive emergent state, product...
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Educational systems consider fostering creativity and cooperation as two essential aims to nurture future sustainable citizens. The cooperative learning approach proposes different pedagogical strategies for developing creativity in students. In this paper, we conceptualize collaborative creativity under the framework of coordination dynamics and,...
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Contemporary education, based on a fragmented structure of topics, limits reasoning and critical thinking in students, contributing little to the development of the integrative competencies and knowledge considered essential in modern society. Interdisciplinary approaches give raise to new specialties, but do not reduce the barriers within and betw...
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An international consensus has resulted in the prescription of homogenous exercise programs for healthy and clinical populations with different pathologies. This generic prescription, based on concrete doses of aerobic and strength training, has proved to be safe and efficacious across a diverse range of populations. However, the personalization of...

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The aim of this project is threefold: a) to introduce the new programmatic framework of Network Physiology on Exercise Physiology, b) to propose under the Network Physiology of Exercise (NPE) approach, some personalized exercise recommendations for keeping a healthy lifestyle; c) to test and compare the effects of two types of exercise intervention on healthy adult population: based on NPE and on WHO recommendations, respectively.
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Study the variability of the hormonal cycle in female athletes to provide adequate training tools based on informed awareness.
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Most educational programs are fragmented into decontextualized subjects. Also, the learners at school sit, watch, listen, and write, disconnecting the body from the learning process. The aim of this project is to present embodied learning and transdisciplinarity (connected and contextualized subjects) as an alternative in education at different levels: primary, secondary and university.