To prevent high blood pressure:
Get regular aerobic exercise
Limit your intake of salt and alcoholic beverages
Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats
Maintain a desirable body weight
Hypertension increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. So it is important to modify your risk factors for coronary artery disease. In addition to the above actions, you should:
Reduce your high LDL (bad) cholesterol
You may be able to cure your hypertension with lifestyle changes alone.