Definition of stamina noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stamina

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈstæmɪnə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstæmɪnə//
 
[uncountable] Exercise
 
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the physical or mental strength that enables you to do something difficult for long periods of time It takes a lot of stamina to run a marathon. exercises aimed at increasing stamina Wordfinderdiet, exercise, fit, gym, health spa, nutrition, personal trainer, sport, stamina, workout CollocationsDiet and exerciseWeight put on/​gain/​lose weight/​a few kilos/​a few pounds watch/​control/​struggle with your weight be/​become seriously overweight/​underweight be/​become clinically/​morbidly obese achieve/​facilitate/​promote/​stimulate weight loss slim down to 70 kilos/(British English) 11 stone/(especially North American English) 160 pounds combat/​prevent/​tackle/​treat obesity develop/​have/​suffer from/​struggle with/​recover from anorexia/​bulimia/​an eating disorder be on/​go on/​follow a crash/​strict diet have/​suffer from a negative/​poor body image have/​develop a positive/​healthy body imageHealthy eating eat a balanced diet/​healthily/​sensibly get/​provide/​receive adequate/​proper nutrition contain/​get/​provide essential nutrients/​vitamins/​minerals be high/​low in calories/​fat/​fibre/(especially US English) fiber/​protein/​vitamin D/​Omega-3 fatty acids contain (no)/use/​be full of/​be free from additives/​chemical preservatives/​artificial sweeteners avoid/​cut down on/​cut out alcohol/​caffeine/​fatty foods stop/​give up/ (especially North American English) quit smokingExercise (British English) take regular exercise do moderate/​strenuous/​vigorous exercise play football/​hockey/​tennis go cycling/​jogging/​running go to/​visit/ (especially North American English) hit/​work out at the gym strengthen/​tone/​train your stomach muscles contract/​relax/​stretch/​use/​work your lower-body muscles build (up)/gain muscle improve/​increase your stamina/​energy levels/​physical fitness burn/​consume/​expend caloriesStaying healthy be/​get/​keep/​stay healthy/​in shape/(especially British English) fit lower your cholesterol/​blood pressure boost/​stimulate/​strengthen your immune system prevent/​reduce the risk of heart disease/​high blood pressure/​diabetes/​osteoporosis reduce/​relieve/​manage/​combat stress enhance/​promote relaxation/​physical and mental well-being See related entries: Exercise Word Origin late 17th cent. (in the sense ‘rudiments, essential elements of something’): from Latin, plural of stamen in the sense ‘threads spun by the Fates’.Extra examples Emma Walton had to call on all her reserves of stamina to win the 10 000 metres. Final exams at college can be as much a test of stamina as of knowledge. He is working to improve his strength and stamina. She didn’t the stamina to complete the course. Waley had to call on all her reserves of stamina to win the marathon. These exercises are aimed at increasing stamina.
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