Oct. 31, 2022 – Healthy snacks can be an important part of a nutritious diet, as small bites between meals can help  keep our energy levels high. Turns out, our muscles may benefit from snacks, too – “activity snacks,” that is. 

A new study by researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada shows that breaking up prolonged periods of inactivity with brief spurts  of exercise – like short walks or a set of squats – helps the proteins in muscles operate at their best. 

The key involves amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, says Dan Moore, PhD, a physiologist at…


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