Manage Your Stress
You may not experience as much stress as most people you know, but that doesn't mean you don't have any stress in your life. And reducing stress can reduce blood pressure by as much as 10 percent. The best stress reducers are meditation, going to your house of worship, guided relaxation, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Taking time to play with a dog or cat also seems to help. In case you're wondering, watching TV does not work as a stress reliever — scientists have actually checked!