Health & Fitness
"Health care" is the key word in Udupi and Manipal as the District stands first in the state in this field. The traditional vaidyas to giving traditional medicine, and Christian missionaries laid strong foundation for community medicine in Udupi. The Ayurveda pandits still good service in rural areas and cure several diseases. The Kasturba Hospital in Manipal and Udupi started by late Dr T M A Pai offers quality medical service.
Fitness - Long before doctors started certifying, the fitness of a person was determined by the personal appearance alone.