September 19, 2013
Not a marathoner? Not a problem! You can still earn Vitality PointsTM by completing other activities that benefit your health. Try these healthy activities to rack up some Vitality Points this fall. Sign in at HumanaVitality.com to learn more.
Get screened: Next time you visit the doctor, ask about getting screened for certain diseases and conditions, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. You’ll earn 400 Vitality Points by completing each of these tests.
Know your BMI: You can earn 800 Vitality Points by learning your BMI. You’ve most likely heard doctors and health experts discuss body mass index, but do you know what your number means? It can be a good gauge of your risk of developing certain chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Prevent the flu: Back to school means back to congested, germ-filled hallways. Schedule a flu shot for your kids so they avoid getting sick at the start of the school year. Kids can earn 100 Vitality Points by getting flu immunizations.
Get certified: Learn the skills you’ll need to quickly and effectively respond to emergency situations. By getting certification in CPR or first-aid, you can earn 125 Vitality Points.
Join a league: Sports leagues are a great way to meet new people and have fun while engaging in healthy physical activity. Adults (18 years and older) can earn 350 Vitality Points by joining a sports league this fall, while kids can earn 100 Vitality Points for joining a sports team.