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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, Samsung, Fitbit
 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. Some selected devices measure your heart rate when worn on your wrist. We support heart rate tracking when using  Samsung, FitbitGarmin or Polar devices and we also offer a discount on many of these devices when bought through the Member Zone.

*You can get discounts on one Garmin or Polar device and one Fitbit device each plan year, in addition to one Samsung smartwatch every 12 months.

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

Apple Watch, Garmin, Samsung, Fitbit 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.

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  

Find out how to sign up for parkrun.

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.

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