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How do I earn Vitality points?

There are many different ways to earn Vitality points, from shopping to going for a run. Find out how to start earning Vitality points.

Live healthily and be rewarded

Vitality makes it cheaper and easier to get healthy through discounts and motivating rewards. Here’s how it can help you:

How Vitality works

Vitality points are subject to daily and weekly limits. You can earn a maximum of 8 Vitality activity points per day and up to 40 Vitality activity points per week.

We’ll award points for only one exercise activity per day, using an activity tracker, so if you do more than one activity in a day you’ll only receive points for the one that earns the most points. 

Example:

Stanley walks 7,000 steps in the morning, which is enough to earn 3 Vitality activity points towards his Active Rewards. In the afternoon, Stanley rides a bike continuously for 30 minutes at 60% of his age-related maximum heart rate, which would earn him 5 Vitality activity points. As Vitality activity points are awarded for only one activity per day, Stanley receives 5 Vitality activity points for the day from riding the bike.

There are two activities where Vitality points work differently:

Attending a Vitality partner gym

If you attend a Vitality partner gym, you’ll earn activity points that count towards your Active Rewards in addition to tracking an activity. So you could earn 5 Vitality activity points for attending a Vitality partner gym and then 3 activity points for tracking another activity, such as running on the treadmill to get your maximum of 8 activity points for the day.

Volunteering at a parkrun

Volunteering at a parkrun is not part of the Active Rewards scheme, so if you volunteer at a parkrun, you’ll earn 5 points, but they won’t count towards your Active Rewards.

If you take part in a parkrun, you’ll earn 8 Vitality activity points that count towards your Active Rewards.

If you run and volunteer at the parkrun, you’ll be awarded 8 Vitality activity points for taking part in the parkrun, which will count towards your Active Rewards, and 5 points for volunteering, which won’t count towards your Active Rewards.

Activity How to earn these points Details Points per event  Maximum points per member per plan year
Online Health Review
Take the online Health Review
All adults will earn points the first time they complete the online Health Review in a plan year. 100  100
Online non-smokers declaration
Take as part of the online Health Review
If adults complete the non-smokers declaration and confirm they are a non-smoker as part of a Vitality Healthcheck, there’s a maximum of 300 Vitality points per plan year. 100  300
Pharmacy non-smoker declaration
Take a Vitality Healthcheck
If adults complete the non-smokers declaration and confirm they are a non-smoker as part of a Vitality Healthcheck, there’s a maximum of 300 Vitality points per plan year. 200
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Take as part of a Vitality Healthcheck, screening, fitness assessment or submit results from a GP All adults aged 18 or above can earn points for having their BMI measured once each plan year. A healthy result for men is a BMI in the range of 18.5 - 24.9 (regardless of waist circumference) or  a BMI in the range 25.0-29.9 in conjunction with a waist circumference that is less than 94cm. A healthy result for women is a BMI in the range of 18.5 - 24.9 (regardless of waist circumference) or a BMI in the range 25.0-29.9 in conjunction with a waist circumference that is less than 80cm. You can’t earn points for both BMI and waist circumference in the same Vitality plan year. 60 per measurement 600
 60 per healthy result
Blood pressure Take as part of a Vitality Healthcheck, screening, fitness assessment or submit results from a GP All adults aged 18 or over can earn points for having their blood pressure measured once each plan year. A healthy result is where a member’s blood pressure is below 120/80 – including both the higher (systolic) blood pressure reading below 120, and the lower (diastolic) blood pressure reading below 80. 60 per measurement
 60 per healthy result
Cholesterol Take as part of a Vitality Healthcheck, screening, fitness assessment or submit results from a GP All adults aged 18-69 inclusive can earn points for having their cholesterol measured once each plan year. A healthy result for men is a score <4.5 total cholesterol/HDL ratio, and for women scoring score <4.0 total cholesterol/HDL ratio. 60 per measurement
 60 per healthy result
Random blood glucose Take as part of a Vitality Healthcheck, screening, fitness assessment or submit results from a GP All adults can earn points for having their random blood glucose measured once each plan year. A healthy result for all adults is a score <7.8 mmol/l. 60 per measurement
 60 per healthy result
Fitness Take a fitness assessment at participating gyms All adults can earn points for having their fitness measured once each plan year. A healthy result for all adults is a score in the 'above average' zone or better. 60 per measurement
 60 per healthy result
Activity How to earn these points Details Maximum points per event Maximum points per week   Maximum points per member per plan year
Workout - gym session
At participating partner gyms
If your plan is eligible you can earn 5 points per event for attending a Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing gym, Virgin Active gym, or David Lloyd gym. 5
 35  2080
All day steps (using any eligible device) Activity tracking All adults can earn 3 points for reaching 7,000 steps, 5 points for reaching 10,000 steps and 8 points for reaching 12,500 steps per day. However, 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. 8
 40
Workout - heart rate monitor Activity tracking All adults can earn 5 points for working out at 60% of their age related maximum heart rate for a continuous period of 30 minutes or 8 points for 1 hour. All adults on your plan can earn 8 points for working out at 70% of their age related maximum heart rate for a continuous period of 30 minutes. 8  40
Measuring calories burned (selected Garmin devices only) Activity tracking All adults can earn 5 points for completing 30 minutes of physical activity and burning 150 kcals at a rate of at least 300 kcal per hour, 8 points for burning 300 kcals at a rate of at least 600 kcal per hour, or 8 points for completing 60 minutes of physical activity and burning 300 kcals at a rate of at least 300kcal per hour.  40
parkrun parkrun All adults can earn 8 points for completing a 5k parkrun that count towards Active Rewards if your plan is eligible, or 5 points for volunteering at a parkrun event that doesn’t count towards Active Rewards. 8  40
Vitality sponsored event   Vitality sponsor a range of events that take place all over the UK throughout the year. Whether it's a dog walk, a mile, 5k, 10k, or a half-marathon, you can earn up to 20 Vitality points per event entry. 20   
Activity How to earn these points Details Points per event Maximum points per week  Maximum points per member per plan year
Mindful activity Use Headspace, Buddhify, Calm or The Mindfulness app
All adults can complete 10 or more minutes of mindful activity to earn two Vitality points a day, up to a maximum of six Vitality points a week. Mindful minutes are calculated on a daily basis and can be made up of multiple activities across multiple apps in a 24 hour period. This means that you’ll still earn two Vitality points if you complete five mindful minutes on one app and five mindful minutes on a different app in the same 24 hour period. 2 per day  6 312 
Activity How to earn these points Details Maximum points per event Maximum points per member per plan year
WW - attending a Wellness Workshop WW All adults can earn 15 points for attending a Wellness Workshop 15 780
WW - losing 5% of start weight WW All adults can earn 50 points for losing 5% of their WW start weight. They can earn these points once during the lifetime of the plan. 50 50
WW - losing 10% of start weight WW All adults can earn 50 points for losing 10% of their WW start weight. They can earn these points once during the lifetime of the plan. 50 50
WW - reaching goal weight WW All adults can earn 100 points for reaching their WW goal weight. They can earn these points once during the lifetime of the plan.  100  100
Activity How to earn these points Details Points per event  Maximum points per member per plan year
Completed vaccinations up to 12 months Submit evidence from any GP Children between 0 - 14 months inclusive. Maximum one set per child per plan lifetime. Evidence must be sent within 6 months of activity. 100 100
Completed vaccinations up to 24 months Submit evidence from any GP Children between 12 - 26 months inclusive. Maximum one set per child per plan lifetime. Evidence must be sent within 6 months of activity. 100
Completed vaccinations up to 4 years Submit evidence from any GP Children between 36 - 50 months inclusive. Maximum one set per child per plan lifetime. Evidence must be sent within 6 months of activity. 100
Completed vaccinations up to 18 years Submit evidence from any GP Children between 10 - 18 years inclusive. Maximum one set per child per plan lifetime. Evidence must be sent within 6 months of activity. 100
Pneumococcal vaccination  Submit evidence from any GP All adults aged 65+. Maximum once per plan lifetime. Evidence must be sent within 6 months of activity.  100
Influenza vaccination Submit evidence from any GP All adults 60+ or as clinically appropriate. If you are not within the age group we need proof that you've been clinically approved for this vaccination by your GP. Evidence must be sent within 6 months of activity. 100
Zoster vaccination Submit evidence from any GP All adults aged 60+. Maximum once per plan lifetime. Evidence must be sent within 6 months of activity.  100
Mammogram Submit evidence from any NHS screening centre or screening partners Females 45+ or as clinically appropriate. If you are not within the age group we need proof that you've been clincally approved for tests by your GP. Evidence must be sent within 6 months of activity. 150 150
PAP smear Submit evidence from any GP or Vitality screening partners Females 25+. Evidence must be sent within 6 months of activity. 150 150
Eye test Submit evidence from any optometrist or ophthalmologist, (not an optician) All adults aged 18+. Points will be awarded for one test every two years. Evidence must be sent within 6 months of activity. 50 50
Dental check-up Complete our online form in the Member Zone to confirm a dental check-up All adults and children. 100 100
Faecal occult blood testing (FOBT) or Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) – treated as one test Submit evidence from any GP All adults aged 60+. Points will be awarded for one test every two years.   50  50
Abdominal aortic ultrasound Submit evidence from any GP   All males ages 65 and above. Maximum once per plan lifetime.  100  100
Prostate screening Submit evidence from any GP or Vitality screening partners. Males 50+ or as clinically appropriate. If you are not within the age group we need proof that you've been clinically approved for tests by your GP. Evidence must be sent within 6 months of activity. 150 150

We'll award Vitality points for activities that have taken place in the UK with a registered healthcare professional.

Submit evidence of a Vitality activity

If you’ve visited the dentist in the last six months you can use our online form to claim your Vitality points.

Visit the Member Zone to claim Vitality points for visiting the dentist

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