News Corp’s body+soul turns 20 this weekend

• body+soul is Australia’s leading health media brand with an audience of more than 3 million Australians

body+soul will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month and will release a birthday edition on Sunday 23 February to celebrate. The issue will commemorate 20 years of the brand and look at the biggest wellness trends and changes from the last two decades.

body+soul is Australia’s leading health media brand with an audience of more than 3 million Australians through The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD), The Sunday Mail (SA) and bodyandsoul.com.au

body+soul editor Elin Tough said: “A lot has happened in the two decades since we launched. It’s safe to say that the health and wellness landscape is unrecognisable from what it once was thanks to the explosion of medical breakthroughs, life-changing innovations and the host of weird and wonderful trends that have hit the headlines since then.

body+soul has been there every step of the way, since that very first lift-out in February 2000. Back then we tackled topics including how to look and feel good naked and how to navigate the supermarket junk food aisles. In the years since we’ve featured some of the biggest fitness trends, debunked copious diet myths and helped readers cope with the medical challenges life can throw up unexpectedly.

“As we enter a new era, we’ll continue to give our readers’ healthy lifestyle efforts a nudge in the right direction.”

body+soul first issue February 20, 2000

The issue includes: 

• The major wellness breakthroughs of the last two decades plus the medical changes you can expect to see over the coming decades
• A look back at covers over the last 20 years, including the very first cover in February 2000
• The hot new beauty trends predicted to hit this year
• Revisit some of body+soul’s most inspiring and emotional real life case studies.

Also, on February 23 body+soul will host a 20th birthday reader event with SWEAT trainer, Kayla Itsines. Kayla will put readers through a 45 minute workout, followed by a meet-and-greet opportunity. She will also be a guest on the popular body+soul podcast, Healthy-ish.

The anniversary issue will be followed by The 20 Most Influential Women in Australian Sport issue on Sunday 1 March. The issue will showcase the biggest female movers and shakers – both on and off the sporting field – as chosen by a specially-selected judging panel.

For International Women’s Day body+soul will have a Wellness Game Changers issue on Sunday 8 March which will feature 10 homegrown heroes making waves in the wellness world. From fitness icon Kayla Itsines to globe-trotting dietician Ellie Bullen.

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