Lifestyle changes are an effective way to lower your blood pressure and can be used alongside medication you’ve been prescribed. To maintain or lower blood pressure, it’s important to: 1) Exercise regularly: 30-60 minutes of moderate activity 4-7 days per week. 2) Eat healthy: try the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. 3) Reduce stress: relaxing, exercising, meditating, and getting plenty of sleep. 4) Limit alcohol and caffeine. 5) Quit smoking. 6) Maintain a healthy weight: maintain a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 and a waist circumference of less than 102 cm (men) and less than 88 cm (women).