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FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Gazing at a plant at work could help ease your job-related stress, a new study suggests.

It found that looking at a plant for a few minutes and taking care of it led to slight drops in high levels of anxiety among workers at an electric company in Japan, and decreased resting heart rate in another 27% of employees, CNN reported.

The study was published in the HortTechnology journal.

The findings suggest that encouraging workers to take three minute “nature breaks” could improve their mental health, according to study author Masahiro Toyoda, a professor and horticultural therapy specialist at the University of Hyogo, CNN reported.

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