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Having blood pressure levels that are neither too low nor too high is a marker for good health because your blood pressure plays a major role in ensuring that oxygen, antibodies to fight off infection, and life-sustaining nutrients are being efficiently sent to every part of your body, while waste products like carbon dioxide are being properly eliminated (via Medical News Today).

High blood pressure means your heart has to work too hard to pump blood and nutrients throughout your body, potentially resulting in cardiovascular issues like heart attack and stroke (via Mayo Clinic). Low blood pressure, on the other hand, is when your blood struggles to efficiently circulate through your system. This could lead to headaches, nausea, and feeling dizzy (via Medical News Today).

By incorporating healthy routines and choices into your lifestyle, you can help your body maintain healthy blood pressure levels. Keeping physically active with regular exercise, refraining from smoking and heavy drinking, eating nutritious foods, avoiding a diet with too much sodium, and monitoring and reducing your stress levels are all ways to help ensure your blood pressure remains healthy, notes Medical News Today. You can also try a quick and easy breathing technique.