Laurie Roma, social media senior manager at King of Prussia-based Universal Health Services, turns to swimming and running to stay on top of her game, writes Laura Brzyski for the Philadelphia Magazine.
As a child, Roma was a competitive gymnast. In high school, she continued to maintain her active lifestyle as a cheerleader, part of the swim team, and on the track.
However, during her senior college year, she became seriously ill with endometriosis. As a result, she was struggling with pain management and the basics of daily life until surgery in 2000 helped restore her quality of life.
But then, after signing up for her first Broad Street Run four years ago and upping her activity levels, she began experiencing endo-related issues once more. This is why she always puts maintaining a healthy lifestyle as her top priority.
Today, that has become a huge part of who she is.
“Working out helps me clear my head after a long day at work, but it’s also how I like to challenge myself and has become a part of my social life,“ she said.
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