Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JP16K16579)
Sasakawa Sports Foundation (130B2-008)
Received: 29 January 2018
Accepted: 29 May 2018
First Online: 18 June 2018
: Takashi Shimazaki: Takashi Shimazaki received his PhD from the Graduate School of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan), in 2014. He then joined the Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Science and Social Welfare, Waseda University, in 2014, as a research associate. From 2017, he was a lecturer in the Department of Health & Physical Education, Faculty of Humanities, Sophia University (Tokyo). His recent work has focused on health behavior change interventions in suburban Japanese communities.Munehiro Matsushita: Munehiro Matsushita received his PhD from the Graduate School of Sport Sciences, Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan), in 2015. He then joined the Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, in 2015, as a research associate. From 2017, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Education,Tokai University, (Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan). His recent work has focused on relationships between socioeconomic position and engagement in physical activity.Misa Iio: Misa Iio received her PhD from the Graduate School of Sport Sciences, Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan), in 2013. She then joined the College of Nursing, Kanto Gakuin University (Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan), in 2014, as an assistant professor. Her recent work has focused on patient education for children with asthma.Koji Takenaka: Koji Takenaka is a professor of health psychology at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan). He received his EdD from Boston University in 1990 and PhD from Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan) in 2011. He worked at Kwansei Gakuin University (Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan) in 1976–1990, and Okayama University (Okayama, Japan) in 1995–1995 before taking up his most recent position. His recent work has focused on mental health promotion.
: All study procedures followed the ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects in the Declaration of Helsinki and Human Ethics Committee of Waseda University. Participants were informed that personal data would only be used for research purposes and would be kept confidential. Signed informed consent for participate evaluation program and publication of the results was obtained from all participants.
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