Damn, blisters. When one pops up, consider the rest of your day (or week) derailed. Tons of products and home treatments claim to reduce the friction that causes the sores, but there isn't much science to back them up. So what’s the best way to beat blisters? Tape, specifically the kind you find in a first-aid kit. A recent study in The Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine concluded that simple paper tape reduced the incidence of blisters by at least 40 percent in ultramarathon runners. If it works for them, you can bet it'll work for you. 

READ THIS NEXT: 39 Things Runners Wish They'd Known Before Their First Race
 

Take on too much in the New Year?

We'll make crushing your goals a whole lot easier by sending you a healthyish idea you can do every day.
Sign up to get healthy ideas
via Facebook Messenger
 
CLOSE

Sign up for a daily healthyish text message

Status Available in the U.S. and Canada only. Clicking "SIGN UP" means you would like to receive text messages from Greatist. Msg & Data rate many apply. Text STOP to cancel or HELP for help.