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Boris Diaw wants you to dance your way to health

Boris Diaw wants you to dance your way to health
Published On: Fri, May 29 | Published By: Ball Don't Lie
It can be tough sometimes to find the motivation to exercise. Lots of folks, present company included, can get derailed somewhere along the way from thinking "I should work out" and beginning a run or arriving at the gym. San Antonio Spurs big man Boris Diaw wants those of us who allow ancillary, inessential elements of a workout to become roadblocks to get our minds right — all we really need, Bobo teaches, is the desire to dance like nobody's watching. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] The versatile and skilled Diaw, whose jack-of-all-trades game (and surprisingly nimble footwork as a driver and post player) helped the Spurs win the 2013-14 NBA championship and earned him a lucrative multi-year deal, made this video as part of his relationship with Withings, a "connected health company" that makes electronic products and applications — pedometers, sleep trackers, "smart" scales, etc. — that purportedly allow users to gain greater visibility into their activity levels and help them accomplish their fitness goals. (Keep an eye on the lower right-hand corner of the video — you'll see Diaw's steps, heart rate and burned calories being counted at different junctures.) Granted, Diaw's got more motivation than many of us to stay in shape; on top of needing to be able to perform against elite competition on a night to night basis, he's also got an incentive clause in his contract that pays him more money if he doesn't gain weight during the season. But the general idea here — that making healthier choices doesn't have to be quite so overwhelming, and is the kind of thing you can do a little bit at a time, all the time — seems like a pretty solid messge. Especially, of course, when it gives you an opportunity to watch Boris dance, always and forever. Hat-tip to Zach Harper of Eye on Basketball. - - - - - - - Dan Devine is an editor for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at devine@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YourManDevine Stay connected with Ball Don't Lie on Twitter @YahooBDL, "Like" BDL on Facebook and follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr for year-round NBA talk, jokes and more.

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