Herb Roasted Squash Medley (butternut, acorn, kabocha, zucchini), from the Farmhouse garden at Fair Oaks Farms

Penny Frazier

The calendar has turned to fall, which means the holiday season is upon us.

It's that time of year known for eating, eating and ... more eating. From the candy on Halloween, to the turkey and pies of Thanksgiving, to the cookies and ham on Christmas, it can be hard to resist packing on the pounds from October through New Year's.

It's also a part of the calendar when time can be difficult to come by. With all the shopping and traveling and cooking that goes on, people often have trouble fitting in exercise.

Add all these factors together—the busyness, the unhealthy eating, the lack of physical activity—and it can be a stressful time of year.

But Get Healthy has your back.

We spoke to experts in Northwest Indiana about how you can make it to Jan. 1 without so many regrets. The following slides feature advice on ways to eat healthy, stay physically active and keep your stress levels in check during the holidays.

Start planning now, and those New Year's resolutions won't be so tough to achieve.


Health reporter

Giles is the health reporter for The Times, covering the business of health care as well as consumer and public health. He previously wrote about health for the Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-World. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.