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

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - 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, FitnessPudding.com. 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.