Exercise and self-sufficiency
Without good health and fitness, no one can be truly self-sufficient.
If you’re like many Americans, you vow every January 1 to get more exercise by joining a gym or buying exercise equipment. If you’re also striving for self-sufficiency, then you may as well get a lot more for your money by investing in a machine that is more than just a piece of exercise equipment. The energy expended actually yields something besides toned muscles — all the water your family and small farm needs daily.
With a WaterBuck Pump in the yard, there is no need to drive to a fitness center, work out under unnatural conditions or lug a stationary bike into the living room. Instead of jogging, biking or using exercise equipment in the morning, you can pump a few hundred gallons of water with the WaterBuck and pressurize a tank at the same time. Afterward, take a nice, rewarding shower and you’re ready for the day..
Once you begin pumping daily, you’ll already be prepared when catastrophe strikes and the power goes out. Your day will not be greatly affected by loss of an electric pump or consumed by a common hand pump.
Getting enough exercise
- Adults (age 15 and older) should spend an average of 150 minutes per week engaged in moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity (spread throughout the week) and perform strength exercise twice per week. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommendations.
Bought with good intentions
- 25% of New Years resolutions to join a fitness center fail after one week and 54% fail within 6 months, equating to $1.2 billion wasted annually on exercise equipment. Journal of Clinical Psychology study 2010.
Exercise machine costs
- For cardio exercise, the four top-ranked treadmills cost from $990 to $3,500, with an average cost of $2,000. The average cost of an elliptical training machine is $1,500. For strength training, the average cost of a total-body training machine is $1,381. Consumer Search.
Best overall exercise
- Rowing machines use more muscles than most other forms of exercise equipment, and includes cardio and toning workouts for the shoulders, biceps, triceps, chest, back, abdominals, glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves. “What Exercise Equipment Gives the Best Total Body Workout” by Rebekah Joy, Livestrong.com, Dec 2013.
Like a rowing machine, the WaterBuck works all the major muscle groups, including cardiovascular. The telescoping pump arms have three points of adjustments to increase or decrease resistance. Also, weights can be applied to the handlebars to increase or decrease directional resistance.
The greater benefits of the WaterBuck are physical endurance, strength and flexibility, a water supply system for the family and peace of mind. Unlike trendy exercise equipment, your WaterBuck Pump will not gather dust in the basement, but will continue to be an asset for the family for years to come.
To see the half and full ranges of motion of the WaterBuck, please see the following videos.
If you’re considering a solar pump system, please see WaterBuck vs. Solar Pumps.
For more information about this unique human powered machine and a price quote, please see WaterBuck Pump.
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