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  • the soul of leaves and natures wind... it lives in you

    Quality time needed to read: 2 minutes


    In the words of Michael Koontz when he took to G+ to do a write up of page 140 from the up and coming photography book 'Soft love letters from earth' which is due out at the end of one future day.

  • Our beautiful Earth. Every day is Earth day for all of us. Updated

    Quality time needed: 18 minutes


    Mutual symbiosis
     Planet Earth, Animals and Homo Sapiens
    The Science of a healthy life



    Today is Tuesday, or perhaps it is Wednesday or even Friday at your corner of the world. But whatever the day, I hope that it is a beautiful day for you. It certainly is such where I am. The sun is shining and the air is as clean as it is healthy to breathe, and behind me, the coffee is brewing as I type these words. Even better still, in a few hours I have a romantic date waiting with my beautiful girlfriend. Yes, today is a beautiful day by all accounts.


    But today is also Earth day, or at least it should be,

  • A healthy life - MMA Cardio, Jab, Jab, Cross, Switch Kick workout

    Quality time needed to read: 6 minutes


    MMA Cardio
    The wonderful Science of a healthy, fit and active life



    Welcome back people to part two in our MMA Cardio articles. Your body, mind and overall health benefits not just from lifting weights and eating healthy food.
    Cardio is another part of the equation that will greatly enhance your joy of being alive as well as make sure that you are getting to live a long and healthy life.

    MMA Cardio is a top notch fun way of getting your health on, and your body sexy lean and fit.













Last Few Published Books and Articles

  • Healthy and tasty food: Fresh Scandinavian cloudberry smoothie

    Quality time needed: 5 minutes


    Healthy living & Tasty Food
    a fresh taste from the Scandinavian wilderness
    The Science of a healthy life



    Keeping fit and healthy requires not just daily physical activity and proper recovery, those activities and your ongoing health demands tasty and healthy food to fuel your body and mind with the needed energy to maintain your own health and fitness level.
    And our Scandinavian cloudberry smoothie is just that. Tasty, quick to do, and stuffed with delicious health.

    Fresh cloudberries or blueberries. Sugar-free and ecological yogurt and kvarg ( think really creamy greek yogurt, smooth like the sweetest vanilla ice cream ever tasted, and choke full of proteins ).
    And if needed, you can spice it up by adding a tiny little bit of luxurious real whipped cream and cacao on top.

    Read on to get the super easy and super healthy recipe in full.

  • Individual health is global health, and vice versa: How to feed 10 billion people.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes


    Healthy living & Tasty Sustainable Food
    is the sweet answer
    The Science of a healthy life



    Farming 2.0 which makes use of both high tech advancements in technology and science, as well as sustainable, organic principles holds the key to feeding our global population while also preserving our planet.

    In a study published earlier this year, scientists making use of 500 different food production scenarios focused in on the task of feeding a global population of 9.6 billion people without expanding our farmland footprint which we already use.

  • Fitness: Biceps, Abs and Triceps workout, viking style.

    Quality time needed: 8 minutes


    Biceps & Triceps workout
    'Like a Viking'
    The Science of a healthy life



    This weeks biceps and triceps workout took place today and I decided to switch some minor things up, resulting in a wonderful and sweaty challenge.
    After 5 set of close grip bench press for triceps I decided to create one giant set by combining dips ( triceps ) and barbell curls ( biceps ) with a special biceps pull up version of "hanging leg raises". I repeated this giant set 3 times before finishing my workout with 3 set of biceps dumbbell curls for each arm ( no rest between sets for those dumbbells ) and one more set of hanging leg raises.

    In addition, todays workout ended with 5 minute of sprint intervals and 20 minute of mma.  

  • The global Environment Performance Index: Scandinavia sweeps the top 4 as the worlds best.

    Quality time needed: 8 minutes


    Environmental Performance Index
     Scandinavia leads the world
    The Science of a healthy life



    2016 years Environmental Performance Index tells us in one more way, what we already know, and that is that Scandinavia is one hell of a wonderful place to live. The world's four best nations according to the index are all Scandinavians with Finland, Iceland, and Sweden being the only 3 nations in the world with an EPI score above 90.
    ( All three still have plenty of room to improve much more, and obviously do need to improve much more. )
    And just behind that trio, ranked as number four in the world is Denmark. So, just what is the Environmental Performance Index? Read on to find out.

  • Our beautiful Earth. Every day is Earth day for all of us. Updated

    Quality time needed: 18 minutes


    Mutual symbiosis
     Planet Earth, Animals and Homo Sapiens
    The Science of a healthy life



    Today is Tuesday, or perhaps it is Wednesday or even Friday at your corner of the world. But whatever the day, I hope that it is a beautiful day for you. It certainly is such where I am. The sun is shining and the air is as clean as it is healthy to breathe, and behind me, the coffee is brewing as I type these words. Even better still, in a few hours I have a romantic date waiting with my beautiful girlfriend. Yes, today is a beautiful day by all accounts.


    But today is also Earth day, or at least it should be,

  • Equality and delicious sex, the sweet nectar of a healthy life. Updated

    Quality time needed: 14 minutes


    Sex, and People
    The sweet nectar of a Healthy Life



    I actually wrote the foundation for this piece a couple of years ago. But the subject, insights, and the all-encompassing conclusion is every bit as important and right today as it has always been and always will be.

  • The wild animals we live and work with in mutual symbiosis. African honey hunters and the honeyguide bird

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes


    Mutual symbiosis
     Wild animals and Homo Sapiens
    The Science of a healthy life



    Once, we hunted with wild wolves. Not from domestication or forced cooperation. But instead, humans and equally wild wolves formed a natural and mutually beneficial symbiosis between two predatory species. Just as how we and wolves, once hunted together with wild ravens in the cold north. Fast forward to 2016, and this natural evolution that at times have allowed humans to work together with wild animals have given us another wonderful cross species partnership.

    This time, the greater honeyguide bird species and human honey hunters in northern Mozambique, Africa are the ones that work in tandem to conquer the sweet treasures of African bees. And unlike so many other animal/people relations, this is a real partnership benefitting both species equally much and initiated by the birds as often as it is by the human honey hunters.  

  • 7 day workout plan. V03 - Like a Viking

    Quality time needed: 8 minutes


    7 Day workout plan
     V03 - 'Like a Viking'
    The Science of a healthy life



    Welcome to the third version of our 7 days long, one-week workout plan for increased health, strength, lean muscle mass, and cardiovascular performance. This round is paying tribute to all those fit and brave old Norse men and women that traversed beyond the boundaries of our known world. So do it like a Viking and kill it in the gym with an unyielding will. 4 days of lifting intense, challenging weights pushing beyond your own limitations each set. Every set will have you using drop sets, and once you are done lifting weights, every workout is followed by 100% 5-minute long sprint interval rushes.

    In addition, 2 days of cardio/MMA classes, and 7 days of lower every day paced cardio.  

  • Fit and healthy - 7 day workout plan. V02 - Healthy fit. Toned & girly chic

    Quality time needed: 7 minutes


    7 Day workout plan
     V02 - 'Healthy fit. Toned & girly chic'
    The Science of a healthy life



    This is the second of our 7 days long, one-week workout plan for increased health, strength, lean muscle mass, and cardiovascular performance. This time aptly named for it´s target group, girls of all ages that would like to improve their health and fitness level while also ending up with a more petite and feminine toned body in the style of Minka Kelly . 2 days of lifting challenging weights. 3 days of classes and more intense cardio and 7 days of lower every day paced cardio is what awaits you in version two of our complete workout plans for a life of real health and fitness.  

  • Fit and healthy - ageless health and fitness beyond 40. Updated

    Quality time needed: 33 minutes


    Fit beyond 40
    active, fit and healthy, becoming ageless



    Life as a young, fit, healthy and toned guy/girl does not end once you leave your precious 20´s behind. Instead, the fit and healthy, young and happy feeling definition that people so eagerly, and so mistakenly wrong have persisted in pushing on to each other since the dawn of mankind will only keep on moving up, up and up.

  • The + turns 5, a lifetime of adventures still to do.

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes


    Tardigradous conversations
    The Science of a healthy life



    Happy bday G+, you have now had five years of adventures, and hopefully there will be aeons more to go.

    I can of course not say that G+ turning 5 is cause for actual cataclysmic global celebrations. But none the less, here it is. A softly spoken 5-year-old stranded on a world that has already seen so many incredible changes since the summer of 2011.

  • Gym: 7 day Workout Plan. Strength, health & cardio. V 01 - The complete lifestyle

    Quality time needed: 9 minutes


    7 Day workout plan
     V01 - 'The Complete Lifestyle'
    The Science of a healthy life



    A short, but hopefully inspirational 7 days long, one-week workout plan for increased health, strength, lean muscle mass, and cardiovascular performance. A truly tried and tested approach to not just a healthier and more fit body, but also increased healthy longevity.

    Presented both as a visual daily timeline, and a long form article. 

  • Short Sci.fi story: A tower of glass, our city - Updated

    Read time: 11 mins


    Vertical Cities and 'smart' Farming
    Sustainable progress & technology





    High up, in our ivory-like tower of glass, each evening we look out at the setting sun and how it after a long day of traveling, in the end, as always slowly dips each and every one of its rays of light into the watery ocean far beneath our toes and view.

    The evening sky and rolling landscape change their hue under the traversing basking light, and in the water, a rainbow of countless shades paints an illuminating backdrop to our goodbye and good night to the day that was.

    This unfolds while somewhere else in our sheltered home.

  • Healthy living: Farming 2.0 vs 'fossil fuel' farming.

    Quality time needed: 11 minutes


    Farming 2.0 is high tech, healthy, animal friendly & sustainable
    The Science of a healthy life



    Some might think that organic farming is a tired old buzzword from past times that promises to ruin the life of farmers and cheat customers of their money. And yes, organic farming is harder to do for the farmer, costs money initially to adapt to, and often times our broken food industry make the up front cost for the customer at checkout higher as well. But, Farming 2.0 is a step forward, making use of high tech, automation and the very latest science to make farming more ecological and efficient, while making the end product healthier to eat for the end customer. And is that not the future?

    A better one that is.

    Farming 2.0 is friendlier towards the animals, the planet, the customer, and the farmers. Helping us all increase the amount of healthy food being produced, while we lower the resource drain, pollution and adverse health effects of "fossil fuel" farming. In the end costing society, this planet, and you and me far less than the real cost of the unsustainable,. low quality crap that "fossil fuel" farming produce.

  • Earth: Shell Arctic Canada rights will be used to create a bigger and better protected marine park.

    Read time: 3 mins


    Shell is divesting & that is wonderful
    The Science of a healthy life



    June, 2016 dirty oil company Shell surrendered its oil exploration licenses in the Canadian Arctic, paving way for the creation of a much bigger and better protected marine park for whales, walruses and seals.

    Shell has recently withdrawn from exploration in Alaska and Norway, and now its rights to drill in the area east of Lancaster Sound has been handed over to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
    A good will and thing to do for Shell, but also a wonderful thing for all of us. As is the roughly 10 percent of it´s oil and gas assets that shell is currently divesting ( but still just 10%, common guys, you can do so much better business than oil and gas, aim higher, transform, and go big).

  • Photography: Video review, Nikon D500 by Steve Perry

    Read time: 3 mins


    Video Review, Nikon D500
    The Science & Art of photography



    In short: This is a wonderful video review of the newly released Nikon D500 dslr. Comprehensive, to the point and made with both passion and knowledge. It is not about test charts but about all the things that actually matter for a real photographer out in the field doing real work ( or art ). The spoiler verdict is that the Nikon D500 ends up being more or less called Nikons best wildlife camera to date, not perfect but the best one yet unless you absolutely do need the small but real ISO advantage of the Nikon D4 and D5.

  • Sweden and Denmark ranked as the two best nations in the world by the good country Index

    Read time: 4 mins


    The Good Country Index & Scandinavia
    The Science of a healthy life



    The Good Country Index ranks 160+ nations across the world, measuring a wide spectrum to reach a conclusion for how good each nation is as a whole for it´s own people, and humanity. "That successfully contributes to the good of humanity. Of course it must serve the interests of its own people, but never at the expense of other populations or their natural resources: this is the new law of human survival". This years list ranks Sweden and Denmark as the number one and two nations in the world. USA is found at number 21, Finland 6, Netherlands 3 and UK is the fourth best nation in the world.

  • Healthy and fit: My workout day

    Read time: 4 mins


    My Workout(s) for the day - Your inspiration?
    The Science of a healthy life



    There is of course nothing perfect or news worthy with what I did today. But hopefully my workouts for the day can serve as fuel for someone to kick up their own health and activity choices for the week and days to come. And if so, me taking the time to write this little write up in the middle of my wonderful but stacked day is well worth it :). In short: Chest + abs and not just one, but 5 cardio sessions kept me one happy, fit and healthy pup today :).

  • This day in history: World War I, 1918

    Read time: 6 mins


    Autumn 1918
    The Science of a healthy life



    Is it not amazing how rapidly our world has changed?. Life on it that is. People, society. Small things and big things. Like for instance, that small detail of girls in New York, autumn 1918, getting up at early sunrise to deliver 200 lbs chunks of pure ice around the city.

  • Photography: Short video regarding the new Nikon D500

    Read time: 4 mins


    Nikon D500 Video
    The Science of a creative life



    One minute video taking a look at the new Nikon D500 and how it holds up as the presumably class leading Dx camera. In short: Great Af, Body build, Iso, Image quality, burst performance and Dr.



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