- Eat a diet high in fruit, vegetables and wholegrains, and low in fat, especially saturated fat. Reduce the amount of sodium in your diet.
- Be active. On most days, try to spend at least 30 minutes being active. But check with your doctor before you start any vigorous exercise.
- Try to lose excess weight and maintain a healthy weight.
- Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.
- Don't smoke.
- Consider stress-reducing techniques such as yoga, pilates, and meditation or prayer.
- If lifestyle changes aren't enough to lower your blood pressure, your doctor may prescribe medication.
If you have low blood pressure, you probably won't need to do anything about it. Though some people faint or feel tired, most people with low blood pressure don't have any associated health problems.