It is not only about body building and heavy weights. It is complete toning of your body. It improves your posture and shape, at any age. Strength training is important at all ages because everyday of our lives we lose strength, bone and muscle mass. Strength Training also elevates endorphins (mood elevators) which will make you feel good and positive, help you sleep better thus improving overall quality of life.
It also helps you manage medical issues like arthritis, diabetes & heart conditions. It increases bone density in post-menopausal women thereby reducing risk of orthopedic complications. For seniors it helps them improve their coordination by strengthening muscles involved in physical activity.