Home > Lifestyle > Teen > Your body Your body 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. 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. Parents underestimate kids' access to porn With the easy access to internet porn sites, parents can no longer keep pornography content away from kids. Screening teens for obesity may not help them lose weight A U.S. study has found that weight screening for high school aged teenagers are not enough to get obese kids on track toward a healthier weight. Some South African teens are obese while others are too skinny Human Movement scientists have long suspected a link between physical inactivity and obesity among South African adolescents, but up to now there have been few hard facts and figures to back this up. Parental guidance makes teens more cautious about sex A new analysis suggests that parents who set rules and keep tabs on their teenagers tend to have kids who are more cautious about engaging in sexual activity. Active kids may have better thinking skills A study suggests that children who engage in sports activities have greater attention spans and fare better at problem solving. Obese teens less likely to use birth control The findings of a new study suggest that obesity may be an important factor associated with adolescent women's sexual behaviour. 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.