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Florists earned a spot on's 10 healthy professions list. "Being around plants and nature has been shown to reduce stress and blood pressure," says DeZube. Benefits probably extend to horticulturists, gardeners, and landscapers too, she adds.

"It can be tremendously rewarding, to make a lasting impression on your customers at important moments in their lives," says Jayne Eastwick, 54, of Eastwick's Florist in Edgewater Park, N.J.

Still, deadlines are tight and can be stressful, she says, and carpal tunnel syndrome and back pain (from standing and lugging heavy buckets) aren't uncommon.

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