Getting a blood pressure monitor at home lets you have a strict check on it. It also lets you check on how much your remedies/medications are working on your blood pressure. Furthermore, if your pressure becomes dangerously high suddenly, you can get medical attention quickly. Also, it saves you money as you do not need to go to your doctor frequently for checkups.
Exercise is always helpful. In addition to keeping you fit, it helps you keep a check on your blood pressure and lose weight. Exercising is very important if you have a sedentary lifestyle. Types of exercise that are likely to benefit your blood pressure are aerobic activities, such as walking, jogging, stair-climbing, aerobic dance, swimming, bicycling, tennis, skating, skiing, or anything else that elevates your pulse and sustains the elevation for at least 20 minutes. Avoid non-aerobic exercises like weightlifting, push-ups, chin-ups, etc., as these can be dangerous for hypertensive people. Consult your physician before getting into any kind of regime.