Welcome to the TDCJ
Wellness Initiative Now
Wellness Initiative Now is the wellness program for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It was implemented to promote personal well-being, fitness, and nutrition for all TDCJ employees.
Healthy Alternative Tidbit
When shopping, choose the reduced or low-fat version of a food if possible; and limit fast foods, chips, pastries, pies, etc.
2016 Chairman's Fitness Challenge
View additional information about the 2016 Chairman's Fitness Challenge for TDCJ and Windham employees, “Commit to be Fit”.
November is American Diabetes Month
Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood glucose, more commonly known as blood sugar. Glucose is vital to your health because it is a source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It is also your brain’s main source of fuel.
Chronic diabetes includes Type One and Type Two diabetes. Some of the symptoms of these two types include:
Although Type One diabetes can develop at any age, it usually develops during childhood or adolescence. Type Two, which is the most common type, can develop at any age and is often preventable. Healthy eating and physical activity are two key components of preventing Type Two diabetes.Diabetes is a serious disease. If you have you have been diagnosed with diabetes, not matter which type you have, you should do the following:
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Extreme hunger
- Unexplained weight loss
- Presence of ketones in the urine
- Blurred vision
- Slow-healing sores
- High blood pressure
- Frequent infections
The American Diabetes Association has a vision of a world free of diabetes and one of their main efforts is raising awareness of the ever-growing disease. November is the time that the American Diabetes Association promotes coming together as a community to STOP DIABETES! To get more information about how to support this cause go to www.diabetes.org.
- Commit to managing your diabetes. Learn all you can about the disease. Seek professional help and advice when needed.
- Choose healthy foods and maintain a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight and eating the right foods can make a big difference in your blood sugar control.
- Make physical activity part of your daily routine. Regular exercise can prevent prediabetes and Type Two diabetes, and help those who already have diabetes maintain better blood sugar control.
Physical Activity Guidelines
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released new physical activity guidelines for Americans.
Commit for Life
The Human Resources Division receives a "Path for Success" award from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.
Balancing Work and Family