As you age, you can keep your metabolism high by strength-training twice a week and relieve stress and depression through exercise.
There was a time when women were told not to lift weights. That can be forgotten.
There is a very interesting report from the University of Toronto which is stressing that “routine strength and balance training” should be made a priority for the elderly and their caregivers.
Weightlifting is often seen as a way to bulk up and teenagers can’t get enough but there is a role for weight lifting as you get older as well.