One of my friends reposted this article this morning on Facebook: How Much Do We Spend On Our Bodies
which says that Austin residents spend the most on self-care every month ($143) versus 100 of the largest cities in the U.S.. Washington, DC, and San Francisco, CA, also ranked highest on the amount of money spent. All three cities have also been shown to be three of the healthiest cities in the U.S..
The people of Detroit, on the other hand, spend an average of $18/month, to which Detroit is also one of the fattest cities in the US. So, there apparently is a correlation between the amount of money spent on your self and the healthier you are as a person.
This makes sense, since people who are spending more money on themselves, be it gym memberships, massages, mani/pedis, also seem to be more into their physical appearance, so they are going to spend more time/investment into their bodies.
Well, with that said, I obviously don't think that you need to spend a lot of money to look good.
There are plenty of things you can for free or little money to be able to take care of yourself.
Some of the things I'v been doing lately are: using FREE Yoga class videos on youtube.com, giving myself manis/pedis, relaxation techniques you can also find online, the gym at UT (which is included in my tuition), etc.