Vital Strength Training Exercises For Women Over 50. Do you want to be active, healthy, and happy, and feel ten years younger? If you answered yes, then it’s time to pick up the weights. Strength training is no longer about being buff or skinny. It’s as critical to your health as mammograms and annual doctor visits, and it can alleviate nearly all of the health and emotional frustrations that women face today. And it becomes even more critical once you hit 50.
That’s because women lose up to 5% of their lean muscle tissue per decade, starting in their 30s—and that number increases after 65. I cannot stress enough how vital muscle mass is to your life. There is a direct correlation between your health and the amount of muscle mass that you have. The more you build, the faster your metabolism hums, the tighter and firmer you get, and the easier it is to lose weight and keep it off. It also decreases your risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and makes you less likely to fall or become injured.