The features of a teenagers’ body
A teenager’s body experiences rapid changes within a short period of time. At this point in life, changes in height and body shape are obvious. Research shows that boys grow by 7-12cm maximum per year. While girls can grow by 5-10cm yearly. Increases in weight are not as significant as height, but last longer.
Boys’ voices become deeper and whiskers will appear on their faces. The voices of girls can become higher and the chest, pelvis and hip circumference increases.
Puberty is a key period during the human body's overall physical and mental development. The body’s strength is higher than before and can better battle infections and disease, though this may be the case physically. It is important to be aware that it is not uncommon for mental health problems to occur. Ensuring that the body is being looked after and receives the necessary care through diet, exercise and rest is pivotal.