Strength training for women is very important, especially as we age. Strength training is an effective method for losing weight, gaining lean muscle mass, losing body fat, toning the body, and improving your physical fitness appearance. The additional lean muscle mass will improve your overall body structure, strength, and repair system, while increasing your metabolism, resulting in more calories consumed.
As we age, some muscular, connective tissue, and bone structure benefits received from strength fitness training are: keeping or increasing muscle mass and help prevent muscle loss or atrophy, reduce or prevent bone loss, improve posture, stability and balance, maintain a healthy range of motion and flexibility. Exercising also helps improve our state of mind and self-esteem.