Posted on July 8, 2011 by Tia Lalani

Dr. Robert Kell presents Information Sessions on health and fitness. The $5 sessions are free to Augustana Alumni and Fitness Centre Members!

Augustana Assistant Professor of Work Physiology, Dr. Robert Kell, presents Augustana Fitness Centre Information Sessions on the last Tuesday of September, October and November. The $5 sessions are free to Augustana Alumni and Fitness Centre Members!


  1. The Influence of Resistance Training on Health (7pm, September 27)
  2. Nutrition Advice for Weight Training (7pm, October 25)
  3. Exercise: How to Naturally Reduce the Effects of Aging (7pm, November 29)

All sessions will be held at the Augustana Exercise Physiology Lab in the Edgeworth Centre.

The Influence of Resistance Training on Health

What is resistance training? What are the benefits, the risks associated with not participating in a regular resistance training program and the most common reason given for not participating in such a program?

There are many misconceptions regarding resistance training – that you get big muscles, for example – which are simply untrue. In fact, resistance training is associated with a reduction in risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The presentation will provide a proper explanation of resistance training and strength training, clear-up any fallacies and explain the benefits of a properly-designed resistance training program.

Nutrition for Weight Training

Discover macronutrients – carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water – and why they are important. These are large components of our daily meal plan, and this session will consider Canada’s Food Guide in light of personal nutrition. Find out how the proportions of each macronutrient should change depending on a person’s activity level. Dr. Robert Kell will address the timing of macronutrient intake and the usefulness of protein supplementation for those who are physically active or competing in sport.

Exercise: How to naturally reduce the effects of aging.

Billions of dollars each year are spent on diets, skin creams, drugs, and skin treatments in the hope of looking and feeling younger. However, our body has its own naturally-occurring hormones which can help: the trick is changing the level of these hormones through natural means.

Discover the benefits of exercise, not just for making people feel and look younger, but for helping them live longer with a better quality of life. Exercise is a relatively inexpensive, easily accessible treatment program that is 100% guaranteed to deliver the results you want to achieve.

Robert Kell, Ph.D.

Dr. Kell is an Assistant Professor of work and exercise physiology at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. Dr. Kell teaches courses in human physiology, exercise physiology, and strength training.

He is a co-author of the textbook Human Physiology: From Cells to System. More recently he co-authored a grade 11-12 physical education textbook, Personal Fitness: Faster, Stronger, Smarter. His research program focuses on physical training and conditioning, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation for a variety of athletes and non-athletes. He has worked extensively with high performance athletes, and persons suffering from chronic back pain.

Dr. Kell is involved with the Centre on Aging and Health (CAH) at the University of Regina, and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

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