This just in: we are all getting older (unless we are magic or dead). To keep from feeling like it, we should consider lifting weights.
As we age, our bodies lose muscle mass if we don’t encourage them to build more. Less muscle mass translates into a lower metabolism, reduced strength, and, often, balance challenges.
Furthermore, weight-bearing exercise preserves our bone density. We do not want to be fragile older people. The statistics on mortality after hip fracture do not bring joy.
The stronger we are, the longer we will be able to be active and independent. Pump now to go farther!