Hi Gene. Congratulations on having a consistent exercise program that you’re sticking with. I agree with both ‘sides’ of the posted answers here. I have to say that in my opinion the word ‘enough’ in your question is just like the word ‘best’ that has been posed in many, many questions on this forum. In my opinion, ENOUGH or BEST is always a relative term. Before you can adequately answer that question you need to know or answer the question “compared to what?” By that I mean that while what you’re currently doing may be great for overall general fitness, if you then told me your goal was to compete in a triathlon, or to compete in a power lifting competition, my answer would be “no.” So, to truly give you an accurate answer to your question, first ask yourself, “what are my goals?” Then once you’ve decided on that, ask your question above again.
As I ALWAYS tell my clients, “you can’t know if you’ve arrived somewhere unless you know where you’re going (what your destination is). Always decide on your goals FIRST and then decide how to get there 🙂
I hope that this helps.
Hi Gene. To expand a bit on my earlier answer. As you probably know and understand, if your goal is overall fitness, then again, my answer would be “no” this is NOT enough. True “fitness” is comprised of FIVE elements (muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility and body composition). The program that you describe in your question above does NOT address all of these components. So, if your goal is ‘GENERAL FITNESS,’ I would recommend – after seeking your physician’s approval of course – adding exercise that addresses ALL of the five components.
I hope that this helps.
First, I am very impressed by how much you have a accomplished so far. As stated above in a previous response not many people get in a brisk walk and 5 miles per day.
The question you need to ask yourself is do you feel you are reaching your personal fitness goal based on the amount of exercise you are getting on a daily basis? If yes, you are getting in the right amount that you need to reach the desired goal. If you feel you are not making progress towards your goal, you may want to consider reevaluating your goal and what you need to do to get there.
Best of luck to you! Feel free to reach out to me with any other questions.
I would add resistance training and stretching. I recommend you find a fitness professional near you and work with them personally. Otherwise, it is very likely that you are at best wasting valuable time not getting what you need from your program and at worst doing something incorrectly that could lead to an injury.