How to Clean Your Earbuds

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I hate picking up my iPad or iPhone when they are ultra-dirty with a film of crud. The same goes for my ear buds which are havens for bacteria that can cause ear infections. I try each week to get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of aerobic physical activity at a moderate level OR 1 hour and 15 minutes each week of aerobic physical activity at a vigorous level. Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle but that doesn’t mean you have to be confined within in the walls of a gym. There are plenty of ways to be physically active outside of a gym such as taking a stroll outside or at-home exercises such as Rise and Shine Yoga: Easy Stretches You Can Do On Your Bed.

What makes aerobic physical activity tolerable on a treadmill or elliptical is watching TV or listening to music using earbuds. I clean the machine after use (read more about How to Decrease Germs at the Gym) and my device but what about my earbuds. They too need cleaning. If they are dirty, you can use a toothpick or toothbrush. However, if you clean them occasionally, all you really need is some rubbing alcohol on a tissue. You can get the single pack alcohol wipes and keep them in your gym bag. Mine right now are super clean because they were left in a pocket and were washed in the washing machine…not recommended.

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