Home > Lifestyle > Teen > News News All sections in Teen » Your body » Your future » Your life » Your relationships » Teen News Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Research has shown that people with a healthy diet in their teens tend to gain less weight during the following decade. Ask Teen Expert » Quiz Will the relationship last? » Test Push-ups » From girl to woman From boy to man Kids' metabolism may slow down during puberty If resting metabolism does indeed decline during puberty, it would make it even more important for kids to stay active and have healthy diets during those years. Overweight kids often shunned and bullied Investigators analysed students' responses to questions about their experiences with weight discrimination and how these experiences affected them from one school year to the next. Easy access to drugs and booze ups teens' addiction risk A study found that teens who had alcohol and illegal drugs available at home started drinking and using drugs at a younger age. Media may have little effect on teens' sexual behaviour A study found that parents and peers have a much greater influence on teens' sexual behaviour than sexy movies, television and other media. Less smoking but more vaping among US teens According to a US government report, the health behaviour of many American teenagers is improving. Exam stress – why parents need to be vigilant Parents are advised to keep a close eye on their children because exam stress can take its toll, bringing with it the possible onset of suicidal thoughts. Teens who 'sext' experience more partner violence Teens have a bigger chance of becoming a victim of intimate partner violence if they send digital messages with sexual content, according to a Norwegian study. Why growing up in South Africa is so hard The youth are the hope and future of any country but in South Africa, where poverty, unemployment and substance abuse are rife, a child’s chance of leading a normal adult life is threatened by a number of serious issues. Parents underestimate kids' access to porn With the easy access to internet porn sites, parents can no longer keep pornography content away from kids. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.