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.
2013 Chairman's Fitness Challenge
View additional information about the 2013 Chairman's Fitness Challenge for TDCJ and Windham employees.
May is National Arthritis Month
"Arthritis is a debilitating disease that profoundly impacts the lives of millions of Americans on a daily basis," says John H. Klippel, M.D., president and CEO, Arthritis Foundation. "The effects of the 46 million Americans with arthritis on the economy are enormous; the direct and indirect medical costs of this disease are estimated to be $128 billion each year. With the aging of baby boomers, the prevalence of arthritis is expected to rise by 40 percent - that is up to 67 million people – by the year 2030."
Because arthritis is a term used for over 100 conditions, disorders and diseases, there is no simple answer for how to prevent and/or manage arthritis. However, there are some guiding principles to follow:
Educate yourself about arthritis. Education about the form of arthritis you or your loved one has, can help in the management of symptoms. In the case of osteoarthritis, it may help to prevent or slow the progression of it.
Be physically active. Physical activity and weight management are important and can help manage the pain and stiffness from many forms of arthritis.
Protect your joints. Whether you are working out or working in the yard or just looking for a way to be kind to your hard-working joints, it is important to minimize the trauma they experience.
Get involved. Find out how you can help those who have arthritis and those who may get it in the future. Through Advocacy, Public Health and Research, the Arthritis Foundation helps people with arthritis live better today and create better tomorrows through new treatments, better access to care, and ultimately cures.
For additional information go to www.arthritis.org
Did you know?
By the time HealthSelect members are 50 years old, it’s likely that two in 10 have high blood pressure, nearly three in 10 have high cholesterol, and four in 10 have diabetes. To help keep the odds on your side, check out the Wellness page on the ERS website.
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