I have had an issue with hypertension for the last 15 years. I will go on and off of medication, and just when I think I have it licked, it will pop back up. The problem is, my father and grandfather had it, and I inherited it from them. For people for whom it is not hereditary, however, there are many ways to lower blood pressure that can be really helpful.
One of the best and easiest ways to lower blood pressure is through exercise. Something as simple as walking for 30 minutes a day can make a world of difference when it comes to keeping blood pressure under control. I spoke to my doctor after my last office visit, and he informed me that the biggest thing with exercise is not to kill yourself, but to maintain a steady workout program that will allow you to push yourself, but not so strenuous that it becomes a drag.