Migrant birds provide life-threatening lessons for our stressful problems

Biomimetics (also known as biomedical or bionics) is the application of methods and systems found in nature in modern technology and human resource development. Although nature offers the best solutions for many complex or unresolved problems, we rarely seek solutions from it. In this article, I have identified some important facts in bird bird behavior that could provide some basic principles for solving problems with stress training.

Nowadays stress has become an integral part of our daily lives and so we all need to deal with it in one form or another. Stress is created by various factors called stressors. They can be environmental, physiological, social or cognitive. Our body responds to these stresses physiologically by secretion of a hormone called corticosterone which leads to a "battle or fear" reaction. Although such a response is interpreted as an adaptive value, persistent or frequent cases of stress cause long-term adverse effects in later times of the physiological and behavioral reactions of the human body.

Knowing the importance of stress in health management has been working on many stress management strategies and proposed to combat stress. However, there is no comprehensive methodology available for overall stress management that might have applied for any stress. Here's the solution to this problem from nature.

A critical study of the flowering behavior of some long-lived birds provides some basic principles involved in effective stress management.

An important part of life in the birds is their long journey. Some migratory birds, like geese, sparrows, pressures, warriors, etc., are known for their seasonal migration traveling for hundreds of miles. They have carried out migration year by year and generation after generation. How can they manage this stressful event successfully and perform without realizing that it will involve serious stress? The answer is that the nature taught them how to manage this stressful event successfully during their thousands of years of development.

The following are the principles that are defined in the risk management of migration: 1. Predict to Avoid, 2. Principle of Adaptation and 3. Guideline.

Preventing to Avoid : The main reason why birds perform seasonal flow is to avoid high-stress stresses that they face in a given period, even though they themselves carry stress that causes movement. Without these birds go away from the places of some cold during that period, their chances of living within a severe temperature would be remote. Therefore, nature taught them that the principle of avoiding would be the best option in such circumstances. It is still emphasized that migratory birds are more likely to cope with the threat of predators on their way to migration. In order to prevent the threat of their predators on their way, the birds prefer to go hiking and know very well that such a decision implies further flight distance. Here is also the principle of preventing the bird's stress. In both cases, the principle of prevention is considered a valuable stress management method for those circumstances.

Principle of Confirmation : In the aforementioned principle of avoidance, the birds were identified stresses that are acceptable (manageable) stresses that are intolerable (unmanageable) and compromise by accepting unbearable stress to bring prevent unbearable stress. Here comes the principle of acceptance. Accordingly, you must accept some strain and it is not advisable to wait for stressless conditions.

Adaptation: When the birds receive some strain, they must prepare to deal with and withstand the consequences of stress they have accepted. Even if acknowledged stress may be less severe as it is, it must be controlled and eliminated as it is likely that it will be temporary for a prolonged period if it is allowed to extend. Here nature taught them to develop adaptation.

Stress stress due to extraction of energy in a continuous flight stores the birds enough body fat in their bodies as energy saving before they migrate. Furthermore, the brain's adrenocortex responds to stress and begins physiological changes in normal birds, banned from immigrants, and stress relief is not found for them. On a prolonged journey, immigrants exchange from their usual eating habits to special foods by selecting a selective antioxidant rich berry growth. These fruits offer anti-oxidative protection that occurs during a long flight. These are some of the adaptational skills that nature is talented as stress management strategies for migratory birds.

So the principle of adaptation in stress management explains how you can prepare to fight stress problems by bringing positive changes in behavior and physiology.

The above mentioned three principles are the lessons from nature and are fundamental in all stress-reliance strategies. They should take into account finding solutions to stress management problems.


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