JOHOR BARU: People would usually associate full grown adults who laugh out loud for no good reason as unsound but releasing laughter is a actually a good form of exercise.
With this in mind, the Johor Baru Happy and Joyous Club celebrated the World Laughter Day to spread the message of laughter is the best medicine to keep the doctors away.
Its president Goh Siew Mei said that this was part of the club’s efforts to celebrate the World Laughter Day initiated by laughter yoga founder and Indian physician Madan Kataria in 1998.
“Our message is quite simple where we want Malaysians to continue and always laugh their way to good health.
“Nowadays, Malaysians are living in a stressful environment especially in their careers but through laughing it will help reduce the pressures of life,” she said.
Goh said this when met at the celebration held at Berjaya Waterfront Hotel here on May 3.
She pointed out that by laughing for several minutes a day, it would help make our mind and body become healthier.
Goh added that when we laugh, our bodies would inhale high volumes of oxygen that strengthens our immunity system.
“This is the seventh time that our club organised such an event where each year the number of participants also increased.
“We have about 100 participants who are mostly members from other non governmental organisations,” she said adding that the club had about 90 members aged from 21 years and above.
She also said that the club would continue to hold similar events in the future to get as many people to laugh.