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You are designing an exercise program for a new client who has type 2 diabetes. She has a physician’s release for exercise as tolerated to lose weight and improve blood glucose regulation. During the initial session, you learn that she has been sedentary for the past few years. What initial cardiorespiratory program would be most appropriate for her?

a. walking 5-6 days per week for 40 minutes at an RPE of 11-13, working up to 60 minutes

b. cycling 3-4 days per week for 40 minutes at an RPE of 13-15, working up to 60 minutes

c. walking 5-6 days per week for 10-20 minutes at an RPE of 11-13, working up to 40-60 minutes

d. cycling 3-4 days per week for 10-20 minutes at an RPE of 13-15, working up to 40-60 minutes