Research conducted Indonesian Psychiatric Association, said 94 percent of the population of Indonesia is experiencing a kind of depression or other disorders. This is one reason National Integration Movement (NIM) organize gymnastics laugh.
"Laughter can create the hormone melatonin, which soothe us so we can cope with stress and depression," said President NIM Maya Safira Muchtar met in the middle of the People's Party event in Gymnastics Laughter page Monas Jakarta, Sunday (14 / 6).
Furthermore, Maya said, laughing one minute, based research with 20 minutes of light exercise. Therefore, with a laugh we can improve oxygen levels in blood, the concentration of 8 points, nerves, relaxes muscles, lowers blood pressure, increase endurance, blood flow, massaging the lungs and heart, relieve constipation, blood flow, balancing function and left brain-right brain, as well as reduce the risk of heart disease.
In addition, because at these events there are also sing-song, Maya said that the sound vibrations created from the song gives the brain. Brain like a massage. "That's what stimulates the brain to produce the hormone melatonin. Again, the hormone that keeps us from stress and depression," said Maya.
Gymnastic technique has also become a vehicle for a laugh to know each other. "Another aim to strengthen one another. More relaxed. More understanding. As of 3000 those present were not acquainted," she concluded.