When I was growing up, my parents had high blood pressure, so there was no salt next to our pepper shaker, and both mom and dad were always popping pills to lower their numbers. I always thought high blood pressure was something old folks had to worry about, so I was shocked to learn mine was high when I was in college. Of course, I was packing on about 20 extra pounds from all the candy, pizza, and beer soda I was downing, and I was also super stressed out from all the schoolwork. Since then I've lost the weight, been exercising regularly, and am happy to say my blood pressure has been at a healthy level for at least five years. What about you . . .