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Health Foundation of Central MA Names Becker, Dimitri as New Directors

Sunday, January 22, 2017

 

Randall Becker

The Board of The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts named Randall Becker, C.P.A., M.B.A. and Dennis Dimitri, M.D., F.A.A.F.P. two new directors. 

Becker served as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Director of MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp until he retired in 2016. He currently serves as a selectman for the town of Webster. 

Dimitri is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts/UMass Memorial Medical Center. 

He served as president of the Massachusetts Medical Society from 2015-16 and had his own private practice in Worcester for almost 25 years. 

Other Elections 

Dennis Dimitri

The Board also elected these Officers and members of the Executive Committee: Michael Mutchler, M.D. as Chairman; Francis M. Saba, M.H.S.A. as Vice Chairman; Ann K. Tripp, M.B.A. as Treasurer; and Barent W. Walsh, Ph.D. as Secretary.

Others who continue to serve on the Board of Directors are: Sarika Aggarwal, M.D., M.H.C.M.; Timothy M. Bibaud, J.D.; Anthony Emerson, D.B.A.; David N. Grenier; Jay S. Himmelstein, M.D., M.P.H; Jennifer J. Hylton, Psy.D.; Jean G. McMurray; and Gisela Velez, M.D., M.P.H.

 

Related Slideshow: The 7 Best Health and Fitness Apps

Here is a list of some of the most obsession worthy health apps.

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MapMyRun

MapMyRun is the number one selling running app for a reason:  it is easy to use, offers community support if you want it, and tracks and stores your exact routes for you.  If you are training for a race or a serious runner, users say that the extra perks in the upgraded paid version are well worth it. 

Made for iPhone, Android and Blackberry 

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MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal seems to be the clear favorite amongst everyone polled.  It is helpful not only for the fitness tracking aspect, but everyone polled mentioned how much they loved the food/diet aspect as well. From carb counting for diabetics to recipe ideas to complement your fitness goals, users love this app. 

Made for iPhone and Android

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JeFit

JeFit is another fitness app that has rave reviews.  It not only tracks progress for you, but offers a huge database of workouts.  While many apps offer community support, JeFit allows you to sync workouts with friends who use the app, offering a (real) virtual buddy system.

Made for iPhone and Android

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Strava

Strava gets the highest mark of all the cycling apps.  While it is also great for runners, the cyclers seem particularly inclined towards the fierce competition that can be ignited by this app.  You can track all of your rides via GPS, then you can compare your efforts to those logged by others in the community on the same stretch of road.  You can also join ongoing challenges that can net you great prizes (in addition to bragging rights). 

Made for iPhone and Android

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YogaStudio

YogaStudio gets the top vote for Yoga apps.  It has a lengthy collection of full class-length videos available at your fingertips.  Unlike many other apps, this one also allows you to customize your own video yoga class.  All of the poses are done by qualified yoga instructors, and you can find classes suitable for all levels of yogis.

Made for iPhone only

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SimplyBeing

SimplyBeing meditation app offers the best of both worlds.  You can choose to run this app as a background for your meditation with soothing music or natural sounds that run for a set amount of time.  Conversely, for those of you who have trouble focusing during meditation, you can choose a soothing voice-guided meditation. 

Made for iPhone and Android

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Fooducate

Fooducate is an app all about educating people so that they make healthier food choices.  Although not perfect, this app is easy to use (you can even take pictures of bar codes to instantly find foods in their database).  It gives food a letter grade, tells you the pluses and minuses, and gives you better ranked alternatives.  You can also use it as a weight loss tool by tracking your daily calories. 

Made for iPhone and Android

 
 

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