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 Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.