Choosing a new year’s resolution can be tough. With so few people keeping their December 31st pledges, is there a point to making a resolution at all this year?

If you want a little more action in your love life, the answer is a resounding YES. Many specific lifestyle changes are proven to improve things between the sheets. If this is your goal, it might be worth trying some of our doctor-approved new year’s resolutions for better sex in January.

Learn How to Relax

A mind racing with stress can definitely get in the way of enjoying intimate encounters. The inability to relax can often manifest itself physically, affecting everything from sex drive to performance ability. Whether it’s taking up yoga and meditation, trying therapy for deeper issues, or just going for calm walks, learning how to relax is one of the best new year’s resolutions for better sex. Relaxation can help anyone looking to improve focus and comfort, in and out of the bedroom.

Make Time For Intimacy (With or Without a Partner)

As we get older, finding time for sex can sometimes feel like a chore. But consider it a necessary part of your routine–studies show that not only is intimacy vital for a long-term relationship, regular activity can be important for single people who want to stay in the game. For aging women, sexual activity is the best way to slow or reverse the effects menopause can have on the elasticity of the vaginal walls. Scheduling some regular time for intimacy is vital to keep everything working as long as possible (plus, it’s fun!).

Quit Smoking

I know, I know, this is a challenging one. But if you’re looking for a major change in the new year, quitting smoking can have a huge impact on your sex life. While science is still debating just how much quitting smoking can affect things like libido and blood flow, smokers are significantly more likely to develop issues like erectile dysfunction. Non-smokers, meanwhile, have significantly more sex overall (up to 2x as much, according to this study!). Giving up cigarettes is among the best new year’s resolutions for better sex we know.

Get Help For Those Nagging Issues

If everything isn’t running the way it used to, and physiological challenges are getting in the way of a healthy sex life, it’s probably time to talk to a professional for some real solutions. A healthy mind and body are a great starting point, but if something more serious is at play, the new year is a great time to make that trip to the specialist you’ve been putting off.

Whether it’s seeing a gynecologist to address menopause-related issues, visiting a clinic like FullMast to find treatment for erectile dysfunction, or finding a sex therapist to help your relationship, bringing in backup might be the move that saves your sex life for 2017 and beyond.

Most of All…Have Fun!

Life is for living, after all! If you approach your sex life with a sense of play and romance, and make it a priority in your life, 2017 could be the best year yet between the sheets.

For our part, we are looking forward to helping even more men in the GTA and Vancouver areas with effective, comprehensive erectile dysfunction services in 2017. If you could use our help getting your new year off to a great start, call 1-844-500-1177 or make an appointment online today.

Written by Shauna Vert