USE A BOOK STAND WHILE READING
Figure 1 Figure 1A
When you read, do not bend your head too far forward and down. To prevent improperly positioning your head while you read, use a book stand or an inclined reading surface. An incline of 12 degrees is enough to prevent the ill-effects of a bent head posture. However, many tables and reading surfaces are not made with this incline, so it is easier to purchase a book stand to hold your reading material upright (FIGURE 1 and 1A). A bookstand reduces possible muscle spasms, headaches, and pain from prolonged improper head positioning.