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
If you do not like whole wheat bread, try white whole wheat. It is made with softer wheat and has a milder taste.
2014 Chairman's Fitness Challenge
View additional information about the 2014 Chairman's Fitness Challenge for TDCJ and Windham employees, “Getting Fit along the Road to Sochi 2014”.
March is National Nutrition Month
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound habits. Below are a few tips from The Academy to help make changes to your lifestyle to achieve a healthier weight and promote good health habits:
- Eat at least three meals a day and plan your meals ahead of time. By planning your meals ahead of time, you have a better chance of keeping on track.
- Balance your plate with a variety of foods. Choose a well-rounded diet from the major food groups for a healthy weight-loss plan.
- Start your meal with low calorie foods like fruits, vegetables and salads. By doing this you will get full before you consume a lot of calories.
- Focus on your food. Pick one place to eat at home. Do not do other activities when you eat. Choose a smaller-sized plate to help you feel satisfied with reduced portions.
Making these few changes to your eating habits will help to get you started on the path to becoming a healthier you!
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