Strength training is something that everyone should take part in, irrespective of their age, as it improves your overall physical health and the ability to perform in all kinds of physical activities. It helps you improve your quality of life. As you age you lose bone density, which puts you at risk for weak bones and even osteoporosis. Your metabolism also slows down making it harder to maintain your weight. Strength training allows you to reverse this. It protects your bone health and helps improve your muscle mass.