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How to earn points for different activities

You can earn points for walking, running, cycling, and swimming. Find out how many points and the different ways you can earn them for each activity.

How to start collecting Vitality points

Every adult on your plan can earn Vitality points for getting active each week. You can earn up to 8 Vitality activity points a day from one type of workout, up to a total of 40 Vitality activity points per week. 

Walking is one of the most common ways our members earn Vitality points for getting active. To track your steps you’ll need to link a compatible step tracking device to Vitality via the Member Zone.

Vitality points earned - Step tracking
Popular devices for this activity
No. of steps 3 5  8 Apple Health (using the Vitality Member app for iOS), Garmin vivofit
 7,000    
 10,000    
 12,500    

If you’re aged 70 or over or have a verified Vitality Age gap of five or more years, you can earn three activity points for reaching 5,000 steps in a day.

Tracking your heart rate allows you to earn Vitality points for a wide range of physical activities. Tracking your heart rate usually means you will need to wear a Heart Rate strap in order to measure this. Some manufacturers, however, do have selected devices that measure your heart rate on your wrist when wearing the device. We support heart rate tracking when using Garmin or Polar devices and we also offer a discount of up to 40%* on many of these devices when bought through the Member Zone.

*You can get up to 40% off one eligible Garmin or Polar device per plan year.

Vitality points earned - heart rate workout
Most popular devices
     Running Cycling Gym
Minutes/Intensity 5  8 Apple Watch, Garmin, or Polar Apple Watch, Garmin, or Polar

Apple Watch, Garmin, or Polar

(Please note: some devices may need additional attachments)

30 - 59 minutes at 60% max  
30+ minutes at 70% max
60+ minutes at 60% max

We only allow calories to be tracked using selected Garmin devices. To start tracking your calories, you'll need to make sure you've linked your calorie tracking device to Vitality.

Vitality points earned - calorie workout
Most popular devices
     Running Cycling Gym Swimming
Minutes/Calories 5  8

All Garmin Forerunners, Edge, Fenix, vivoactive, and Garmin Swim

All Garmin Forerunners, Garmin Swim

Garmin Forerunner, Garmin Edge 800, Garmin Swim

Garmin Swim and other selected Garmin devices
30 - 59 minutes at 300 kcals per hour  
30+ minutes at 600 kcals per hour  
60+ minutes at 300 kcals per hour  

parkrun is a series of 5K runs that are held on Saturday mornings in open space all around the UK. They are open to everyone, are free to enter, and safe and easy to take part in. 

As a Vitality member you can earn Vitality points for taking part in a parkrun:

Activity Vitality points earned - parkrun
Count towards Active Rewards?
5  8  
 Volunteering    
 Taking part in run  

To claim your Vitality points for a parkrun, first register on the parkrun website. There you will be assigned a barcode. Take this barcode to a parkrun and once you have taken part, get your barcode scanned and then within the next 2 weeks your points should show on your points statement. Vitality points earned for volunteering at parkrun events do not count towards Active Rewards, but Vitality points earned by taking part in the parkrun do and appear as Get Active points on your Vitality points statement in the Member Zone. Not all plan types are eligible for Active Rewards.

How long until my points appear on my Vitality Points Statement?

Your tracked activity is normally updated within a couple of hours from when you have uploaded to the manufacturer site or the Vitality Member app, however in some circumstances, your Vitality points can take up to 48 hours to appear on your points statement. If points have taken longer than 48 hours, please contact us via the Member Zone to let us know.

Member Zone

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