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Want A Day At The Beach To Relax? Maybe Not The Best Plan If You're Anxious, Study Shows

A University of Arizona study investigates how much you worry impacts your ability to enjoy different types of environments.

The study focused on neuroticism.

"Your tendency to worry of experience anxiety on a regular basis," said Merrie Brucks, a professor in the Eller School of Management at the University of Arizona and an author of the study.

The study found low-anxiety people perform self-control tasks better when exposed to nature. People with more worry are better suited to more stimulating areas such as cities.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.