Moderate exercise is recommended, says Shikha Jain, MD, oncologist and hematologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. “The key is to get your heart rate up, so brisk walking is beneficial this way. Plus, we advocate anything that helps with weight loss, especially around the abdominal area. We also encourage healthy eating for this reason.”
About Shikha Jain, MD FACP
I am a practicing, board-certified hematology/oncology physician in Chicago. I speak on topics ranging from the impact of social media on healthcare, how physicians can utilize social media, how to write Op-eds in the medical world, gender equity and barriers to career advancement, and topics in GI oncology and immunotherapy. My goal is to explain complicated topics in simple terms. I also enjoy writing and you can find some of my writing on this site. I am a mother to three amazing kids and married to a gastroenterologist. I look forward to connecting with you.