Not Your Typical Workplace Health Business...
Synergy Health (Ltd.) has been operating for over 13 years. During this time, we have developed a strong reputation for delivering effective workplace wellness programmes to some of the largest and most successful organisations.
Our team consists of both health and human resource professionals that have recognised the essential link between employee health status and business performance. We are driven by the goal to improve employee health and consequently, improve business performance.
Using leading web based technology, we pride ourselves on creating innovative wellness programmes that can be customised to meet clients specific needs. These programmes enable businesses to implement effective wellness programmes that minimise administrative demands.
Key programmes delivered include Health Questionnaire, Health Presentations, Health Challenges and the Wellness Gateway®. These can be delivered as standalone programmes or used in combination to build a 'Complete Wellness Solution'.
Based upon our success, we have become the key provider of wellness services for Southern Cross Health Society and its clients. Southern Cross Health Society is New Zealand's largest health insurer and look after the health and wellbeing of over 830,000 members.
"Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution"
Theodosius Dobzhansky, Evolutionary Biologist
Evolutionary science can be viewed as the fundamental organising principle of all biology. Evolution unites all the fields of human biology, including medicine, nutrition, exercise science, psychology, anthropology, and social biology, under one umbrella. It is not a difficult concept, but very few people have a good understanding of it.
Evolutionary medicine is the application of evolution to understanding health and disease, including how past adaptation of early humans to their ancestral environment now affects contemporary humans with their different diet, life expectancy, degree of physical exercise, and hygiene.
Our bodies and body processes evolved to allow our ancestors the best chance of survival as hunter-gatherers in the Savannah. Whilst we are now physically far removed from such an environment, and have created an artificial world that is mismatched to our evolved bodies, from a biological perspective, our bodies are still very much programmed toward our hunter-gatherer past.
At Synergy Health, we take an evidence-based approach to developing and applying our programmes, across all aspects of health and well-being, including nutrition, physical activity, sleep, sun exposure, social biology, and resiliency, all using a foundation in evolutionary biology to "rematch" our modern bodies with our ancestral heritage.
We believe that only by looking at all aspects of total health under the light of evolution can we comprehensively address many of the health issues commonly faced by people today.