Body+Soul goes standalone in News Corp’s Sunday changes

News Corp Australia is rolling out changes to its Sunday magazines, as part of weekly mastheads The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (SA) and The Sunday Mail (QLD).

Body+Soul will now become a standalone magazine, published this Sunday 23 May for the first time. Meanwhile, Stellar and The Binge Guide will be paired up as a flip cover magazine.

The changes come as Body+Soul turns 21, and the expansion of the brand is being led by Body+Soul, Stellar and The Binge Guide editor-in-chief Sarrah Le Marquand.

Le Marquand said: “Since Body+Soul first launched, Australians have come to define the notion of health as encompassing not only physical wellbeing, but also lifestyle, relationships, sexuality, self-care and mental wellness.

“In acknowledgment of this, on Sunday we unveil a new look Body+Soul, with increased pages of expert advice covering everything from fitness, nutrition and beauty to family issues, social dilemmas and – in response to reader demand – more shoppable content.

“And among the new faces joining our highly respected regular contributors are much-loved Olympian Lisa Curry and inspirational burns survivor Sophie Delezio.”

Body+Soul will also feature recipes each week, and The Edit content will be expanded in Shop Body+Soul, including QR codes that allow readers to shop via each week’s issue.

News Corp revealed that Body+Soul’s podcast Healthy-Ish, hosted by Felicity Harley and Alison Izzo, has doubled its audience since moving to a daily format in August last year.

As a result, the podcast series has been expanded to include a new long-form podcast Extra Healthy-ish.

Meanwhile, the new Stellar and The Binge Guide flip cover magazine will also launch this Sunday.

The former will continue to feature exclusive celebrity interviews, fashion shoots and more, and will be complemented by The Binge Guide with its television trends content plus TV listings and reviews.


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