oh please don't be a fasting purist, 120496. not many can afford the luxury of doing nothing while fasting. bed rest? yeah right. not for most of us who are not flat out sick.
i have two young boys i take care of. i am fasting but life goes on. i rest when i can. if i waited until i could rest the whole time, i would fast at all. suggesting total rest discourages people from fasting who can do fine carrying most of their regular lives. there are still many benefits to be gained from not doing it "perfectly"