We just experienced the longest day of 2021, so you know what that means? Summer has officially arrived and here at Humboldt Apothecary we’re ready to kick off a season filled with fun, outdoor activities! Having spent more time indoors in the last year than usual, I’m extra excited to spend as much time outside as I can, and I bet you are, too. In addition to the restrictions placed on our lives in the last year, most people’s lives, in general, are centered around being indoors due to the nature of modern society. In stark contrast, our hunter-gatherer ancestors’ lives were basically spent entirely in the great outdoors, and it is theorized that modern day humans have an affinity for being outside as a result. A study conducted in 2019 showed that people who spent just 2 total hours per week in green spaces reported an increase in physical and emotional health. The potential benefits are pretty amazing: lower blood pressure, enhanced immune function, reduction in anxiety, and increased mood, to name a few. And my personal favorite positive outcomes, lower stress hormones and a reduction in nervous system stimulation.
Head to the water
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Humboldt Apothecary wishes you a safe and happy summer! We hope that you find ways to enjoy the great outdoors that suit your personal interests and make you happy. Now is the time to rejuvenate and charge up your batteries so that you can be your best self and cultivate vibrant health. That’s what we’re doing up here in Humboldt County so that we can continue to bring you the high quality, consistent products that you have grown to love.