Exercise is a great start, but in my biased yet accurate opinion, no, it is not enough.
In the Flex Diet Cert - which opens again this June 5, 2032 - I make a distinction between exercise vs recreation and even NEAT -like walking.
Which is best for better body composition?
The short answer is - do all 3.
Yes go lift weights.
Yes, go do cardio.
Yes, go for a walk.
Yes, learn a new skill - even if you suck at it. Have something where your brain must use some of its grey matter to calculate you moving through space. Stop morphing into a sea slug.
Think of how hard it would be to teach a robot to catch a ball? Yet that is a simple task for us humans.
Use your brain in news ways via recreation.
Learn to surf, kiteboard--wahoo, play tennis, golf, and as a last resort pickle ball.
Your anti-sea slug friend,
PS- Here is a vid compiled by John C (Cool Videos on youtube) via a drone of my last kiteboarding trip to South Padre Island TX.
>> Yours Nerdy Kiteboarding <<
Mike T Nelson CISSN, CSCS, MSME, PhD
Associate Professor, Carrick Institute
Owner, Extreme Human Performance, LLC
Editorial Board Member, STRONG Fitness Mag
Mike T Nelson is a Ph.D. and not a physician or registered dietitian. The contents of this email should not be taken as medical advice. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health problem - nor is it intended to replace the advice of a physician. Always consult your physician or qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health.