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.
Must say although I understand the perspective of my peers here, I disagree with them.
Here is why…
1. 10,000 steps is nearly 5 miles
2. You state you walk it briskly
3. You state you do it everyday.
4. You walk nearly 30 miles a week.
5. I would venture a guess that most fitness professionals don’t walk or even run three miles a day.
6. The science says that walking 10,000 steps a day is associated with a reduction weight loss and disease.
7. I am assuming the reason why you walk is that you are strong enough to run five miles everyday.
I encourage you to google “benefits of walking 10,000 steps a day.” After you do the research, you will feel so proud of yourself as I am for you!
this amount of exercise is sufficient as far as the general guidelines for cardiovascular exercise are concerned.
If you do not do so already, I would suggest to add some flexibility and resistance training to improve / maintain strength.
However, if you have specific goals you are working towards, then you may need to modify / step up your training.