nooneinp: The interesting thing is that in another part of the world nooneinp: (where I am from and where I did my 1st WF 21 yrs ago) they do not only recommend physical activities during WF, but actually insist on it. (?!) They recommend at least an hour walk every day (the more the better).
hI nooneinp and Interesting perspective. Out of curiousity, where are you from? I know this school of thought exists among Russian experts.
noon: According to the studies, our bodies (not on WF) are loosing more minerals while inactive and our internal organs weakened. I don’t know if the same is true while you are on WF, but I was conditioned the way that for me being inactive while on WF was not an option and I don’t regret it a bit since the results of my WFs were excellent. Even now 21 yrs later and being familiar with the opposite point of view that suggests resting during WF,...
I still practicing active WFs since for me it feels much better (and I tried both ways).
I had the same philosophy until only about a year ago when I would walk briskly during fasting two hours a day to prevent the onset of weakness. I have since developed the opinion that the reason i was feeling better on an active fast is that by not allowing my body to rest as profoundly as possible i was detoxing at a slower pace.
In terms of mineral conservation... and i know this is just one anecdote and that there could very well be other factors involved, the only time i ran low on something was in an active fast of 30 days prompting the return of genuine hunger(about 14 months ago or so). Since then i have done resting fasts of 30 and 36.5 days without running low on anything in either instance.
Nothingbutwater: According to prof. Shelton (thank you chrisb1 for the link)the less activity the better fast results. But is it vacuuming and cleaning a house acceptable? If you say it is not, I will gladly oblige. How about painting a laundry room?
Hi Nothingbutwater: I am of the opinion that yes you could do it and you will still receive amazing benefits (many fasters including Vidda are unable to take off work yet have accomplished a lot of good), but i believe along with Dr. Shelton that any such activity will interfere with the best possible results.