CHANGE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
In addition to endurance training and light physical activity, people over 65 should practice balance, flexibility and muscle strength at least twice a week. It is also recommended to have breaks from sitting as often as possible. (UKK Institute 2019.) Gubbe visits help maintain and develop functional ability in the way the customer wishes.
Gubbe visits also benefit older people who are already active. The number of elderly customers who did physical activity more than three times a week almost tripled with Gubbe visits. Most of the visits included stair and chair exercises, stretching and walking.