Mythbuster Monday: Can you really be 'big-boned'?

Published: May. 6, 2019 at 5:11 PM CDT
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People have been using the term "big-boned" as everything from a reason to a joke for years.

But does the idea hold any...weight?

Mark Faries is a health psychologist and exercise physiologist, with expertise in behavioral medicine, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. He also regularly busts health myths on his blog,

. Faries teamed up with Steve Martin, an exercise physiologist at the Applied Exercise Science Laboratory and the Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine at Texas A&M University, to see if people really are "big-boned."

See the video player above for the answer.

If you are interested in acquiring a DEXA body scan like the one Kathleen received, call Martin at (979) 862-7726.

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