1. It strengthens your bones - all women need that to avoid and even reverse osteopenia and osteoporosis. Weight training helps increase your bone mineral density, therefore, lowering your risk for those degenerative and often crippling diseases.
2.It elevates your Metabolism (how fast you burn calories through out your day). Looking for FAT LOSS? The more lean muscle mass (not big bulging muscles like men!) you can build by lifting weights, the more calories your body burns while at rest as well.
3. It improves your performance of your tasks of daily living - weight training can improve your coordination and strength, which can boost your performance during everyday activities such as hauling groceries of a flight of stairs, protect you from breaking your hip if you slip and fall. VERY IMPORTANT as we age!!!!
Unfortunately, we are not like fine wine, our bodies do not improve with age!!!! We all gotta get out there and DO IT!