One of the main factors contributing to high blood pressure is being overweight. Being overweight is likely to make you 2–6 times more likely to develop high blood pressure during your life. Losing just 5–10 pounds can make a huge difference in preventing or reducing your blood pressure.
To prevent or reduce high blood pressure it is smart to get regular exercise. Studies have shown that individuals who work out or take part in physical exercise can reduce their high blood pressure as much as 10–50% than those who remain physically inactive. Prevention can be as simple as taking a walk for 20–30 minutes a day 3–4 times a week. Read more here