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Slim down and shape up at CES

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It's time to make good on all those New Year's resolutions, and for many that means getting fit.

Among the biggest trends at CES this year is gear designed for health and fitness. Whether it's about working out or changing eating habits, there's something for everyone.

Health and fitness is an industry that keeps growing. It's now big enough to warrant its own section at CES.

"It's grown substantially over the past year and the year before," said vendor Paul Lockington.

Among the new gadgets is a heart monitor that syncs with smartphones.

"Just a quick strap on the forearm. It pairs to your smartphone via Bluetooth. You get real time heart rate, calories burned," said Brandon Boll with tech company Scosche.

The VibaBody Slimmer is a machine the makers of which claim whips you into shape with vibrations.

"Your body's unstable, so it forces your core muscle and stabilizer muscle into contractions, multiple contractions per second," said VibaBody's Tony Clarke.

Already in shape? How about working your brain out?

The Muse brain-sensing headband allows you to control apps with your mind. Sensors attached to your forehead and the area behind your ears send data to devices via Bluetooth.

When you've finished manipulating apps with mind control, you might have an appetite.

How about a fork that vibrates when you're eating too fast or you've pigged out a bit too much? The HapiFork is designed to help you cut down on calories as you eat.

"You can touch the tip of the fork and you'll see that it vibrates gently. It's basically informing you that you're eating too quickly (and you should) slow down," said Andrew Carton with manufacturer HapiLabs.

Company reps said that in this day and age, people want to keep track of their fitness to help them set goals and achieve them. Still, you'll have to put the work in.

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