Many don't know that Cerutty was a voracious reader with a huge library. The books pertained to philosophy, religions, yoga, physical culture, nutrition, athletics and more. I am sure most readers are aware of the last part of the above quote "Athletics are a way of life".
Involvement in athletics can do so much more that just make you fit, but, the athlete must be open to, and willing to go down that path. As I have said, Cerutty's books and writings show the way.