All licensed Clinical Nutritionists in Finland come from Kuopio. University of Eastern Finland has the highest enrollment (degree towards M.D.) in the country for its Faculty of Medicine. Likewise the University Hospital of Kuopio is the largest teaching hospital in Finland.
The New York Times "32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow", number 3: Analytical undies, by Kuopio, Finland -based company #Myontec. Their underwear embedded with sensors will tell how hard you're working your quadriceps, hamstring and gluteus. The data is then sent to computer for analysis. The hope is that you'll be inspired to lead a less sedentary life. Coming in a next few years.
Kuopio Music Center in Kuopio, Finland displayed on 14th Nov 2015 the French tricolor in a show of solidarity after the Paris attacks. http://www.mtv.fi/uutiset/ulkomaat/artikkeli/myos-kuopio-pukeutui-ranskan-vareihin/5560088
National daily Helsingin Sanomat reports about a different kind of gym that's not only for the fit and able. Come as you are, free from mirrors, workout-selfies and peer pressure. Exercise is for everyone at the gym in
Kuopio has the least cars per population after the capital Helsinki. Kuopio also has the highest population density in its urban areas after Helsinki. The so-called Kuopio model of zoning and supplemental building, or "finger model", makes suburbs instantly viable to connect with bus routes between the finger and the city center. More info: http://europan.fi/archive/europan-8/kuopio/
There's room for grassroots movements, like Siisti Kuopio, which aims to increase awareness of the environment and the factors that increase comfort, like preventing littering. Phrase "Siisti Kuopio" can be translated to both Cool Kuopio and Clean Kuopio.
Why your energy efficient washing machine needs soapnuts Posted on November 2010 . If you are using an energy efficient A/B rated washing machine, you should be using an energy efficient washing detergent like soapnuts too!