This is why I strength train.
So that I can do cool active $h!t, outside, that I’ve never tried before, at 42 years old.
I know that if I didn’t have my strength base, I would not have felt confident trying Nordic skiing for the first time. Especially one month after meniscus surgery.
But because of consistent strength training, my recovery has been great and I get to enjoy doing stuff like this.
Even if strength training is boring & not your “thing”… 30-45min, 2-3 days/week, will allow you to continue to be active with friends & family as you age.