The independent student news site of California

The Cougar Chronicle

The Heart Beat:: Exercise and hypertension

September 11, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports

By Curtis Bovee Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death  worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. More than 7.5 million deaths are caused by cardiovascular disease each year. Hypertension, which...

The Heart Beat: Sleep deprivation takes a toll on your health

May 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

CURTIS BOVEE STAFF WRITER Sleep is a topic overlooked and is often compromised to complete unfinished tasks and engage in unnecessary activities. A survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Tales from the Nerd Side: Comic-Con, is it still worth it?

May 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

CHRIS GIANCAMILLI STAFF WRITER Comic-Con has been a San Diego tradition for quite some time now. San Diegans and comic fans from around the world gather for this exciting event every year. Though Comic-Con can be heaven...

The Heart Beat: What aerobic activity can do for you

April 18, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports

CURTIS BOVEE STAFF WRITER According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. Furthermore, one in four deaths in the United...

The Heart Beat: Why you shouldn’t skip breakfast

April 4, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports

CURTIS BOVEE STAFF WRITER In the United States, breakfast is often overlooked as a result of the hectic lifestyles that many of us have fallen into. Unfortunately, skipping breakfast has proven to be detrimental to one’s...

The Heart Beat: The impact of stress

March 12, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports

CURTIS BOVEE STAFF WRITER In America, stress is incredibly common and, should you give it the opportunity, can consume your life. The physical and mental repercussions resulting from stress aren’t worth it. The stress...

The Heart Beat: Healthy weight loss

February 28, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports

CURTIS BOVEE STAFF WRITER With summer right around the corner, losing weight to perfect your ‘beach body’ is perhaps a top priority. Sadly, too many people are unaware of healthy ways to lose weight and can inadvertently...