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Use It or Lose It: Banglz

I was at the New York International Gift Fair this week, and saw thousands of booths full of new stuff, old stuff, cool stuff, and really, really weird stuff. (Stay tuned -- I'll be posting pictures of my favorite things.) These Banglz caught my eye -- they're wrist and ankle weights covered in pretty fabric to look like bracelets. Annie Ulichney invented them when she had small children and couldn't fit in time to go to the gym. Wearing these, she says, makes folding laundry, grocery shopping, and any activity a total workout.

I tried on the wrist weights, and since they're only a half pound, (the ankle weights are 1 lb), it hardly seemed like I was working out. But I can imagine if you wore them all day, you'd feel the burn.

Ulichney is also inventor of the Smart Slip, a "wearable workout" garment that adds resistance to your every day activity, shaping your hips, glutes, and legs. It's super tight, so it's slimming, as well.

Would you wear Banglz and the Smart Slip? Or is added resistance and weight the last thing you need when you're dragging a stroller around and chasing your toddler?

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