Lots of things cause your BP to be high, worry is at the top of the list. Other things on the list is to much salt, try eating on a salt free diet, I have been salt free for 18 months, I lost 60 pounds the first 6 months, but have regained 20 and now maintain my perfect weight.Another thing on the list is lack of proper exercise, I am an avid horseback rider, and have been all my life, I rode about twice a week before my heart attack
, but did not exercise, now I ride every day and go to the gym and work out 3 times a week. Diet also effects the BP as does everything else we do, even how we feel, how often we have sex, and what we do to relax. Reading a book you can't put down is not relaxing, even though I do it sometimes, it really is not allowing both mind and body to relax.