Here's what you can do to lower your blood pressure:
* Watch what you eat. Stay away from salt and fat, concentrating instead on foods that are high in fiber calcium, and magnesium.
* Get plenty of exercise. Regular aerobic workouts condition the heart and keep blood vessels dilated and working properly.
* If you are overweight, try to trim down. Even a small weight reduction can make a big difference.
* If you smoke or consume alcohol excessively, now is the time to stop.